Baseball: Takahashi pitches Lions past Buffaloes' ace Yamamoto

Seibu Lions right-hander Kona Takahashi took a no-hit bid into the ninth inning but settled for a one-hitter in Tuesday’s 2-0 Pacific League victory over the Orix Buffaloes.At the Lions’ home park, MetLife Dome outside Tokyo, the 23-year-old struck out seven and walked one in a matchup with Orix ace Yoshinobu Yamamoto. Pinch-hitter Masahiro Nishino hit a 1-1 fastball up the middle for the visitors’ first hit of the game.The right-hander showed no sign of disappointment and quickly dispatched the next three hitters to complete the one-hit shutout.”Last time I pitched really well, and I was real…

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