Baseball: Nishi hurls 1-run ball over 8 in Tigers' hammering of Carp

Yuki Nishi struck out 12 and held the Hiroshima Carp to a run over eight innings as the Hanshin Tigers eased to a 9-1 win Thursday in the Central League.Hanshin amassed 16 hits with all its starting players getting at least a hit as Nishi (9-4) kept the Carp off the board until the eighth in a 112-pitch effort at Mazda Stadium.”I went up to the mound determined to pitch many innings. (Catcher Ryutaro) Umeno called good pitches,” said the right-hander as he went within a victory of double-digit wins for the third straight season.Fumiya Hojo hit a two-run home run off Yusuke Nomura (6-3) in the …

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