Baseball: Orix moves within one game of SoftBank

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Hiroya Miyagi and four relievers combined on a four-hit shutout as the second-place Orix Buffaloes beat the SoftBank Hawks 2-0 on Sunday to cut the Hawks’ Pacific League lead to one game. Miyagi (11-7) held the Hawks to an infield single while striking out five, walking one and hitting a batter in five innings at Kyocera Dome Osaka. Orix has won the first two games of the three-game series, with two weeks remaining in the regular season. The left-hander escaped the only trouble he had in the afternoon by getting Taisei Makihara to ground out with the bases loaded in the fourth. Shuhei Fukuda o…

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