Baseball: Takahashi strikes out 14 as Hanshin beats CL-leading Yomiuri

Haruto Takahashi struck out a career-high 14 and went the distance for the first time in his professional career as the Hanshin Tigers beat the Central-League leading Yomiuri Giants 6-1 on Monday.Takahashi (4-3), in his third pro season, held Yomiuri to a run on five hits without a walk in a 113-pitch effort at Koshien Stadium as he also singled in his first run in the sixth inning for the Tigers’ fourth.”Frankly, I’m really happy. The catcher called good pitches, and I could use curveballs well to keep them at bay,” said the left-hander on his performance on the mound. “I thought I’d have had…

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