Tanaka blanks Fighters, improves to 12-0
Eagles hurler Masahiro Tanaka scattered four hits, all singles, in another brilliant outing en route to winning his 12th consecutive decision since the beginning of the season and recorded his second shutout this year.
Tohoku Rakuten defeated the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 5-0 on Tuesday night at Tokyo Dome.
Casey McGhee homered, a two-run blast off the top of billboard in left in the third for his 17th homer, and drove in three runs, and Hiroaki Shimauchi also went deep with a solo drive. Masaru Takeda (5-5) took the loss for Nippon Ham, which returned to .500.