Baseball: Lions solidify PL lead as Yoza shuts out Hawks

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Kaito Yoza scattered seven hits over the distance for his first career shutout as the Pacific League-leading Seibu Lions beat the SoftBank Hawks 6-0 on Saturday. The Lions’ second straight win at the Hawks’ home park, Fukuoka’s PayPay Dome, moved them 1-1/2 games ahead of second-place SoftBank. A submarine right-hander, Yoza (8-3) struck out five without allowing a walk. He had the Hawks’ hitters off balance the entire game, while his infielders turned three double plays behind him. “The atmosphere within the team is really good, so I took the mound trying to keep that going for another game,”…

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