’Stars stretch streak to 6
Rookie left-hander Shota Imanaga tossed 6⅔ innings of one-run ball to help DeNA reach the .500 mark by winning its sixth consecutive game, a 3-1 decision over the Hiroshima Carp on Saturday at Yokohama Stadium.
Yoshitomo Tsutsugo belted a two-run home run, while Tomo Otosaka added an RBI single to back Imanaga, who started the season slowly but has now evened his record at 4-4. He scattered six hits and two walks with eight strikeouts to help DeNA improve to 15-6 this month.
First-year Carp hurler Akitake Okada (0-2) fired six strong innings, allowing two runs on six hits and two walks with five strikeouts, but came away with the loss.
Tsutsugo opened the scoring with a two-run blast in the fourth inning, his 12th.
Hiroshima broke through for its only run in the seventh inning as pinch-hitter Ryuhei Matsuyama banged a two-out RBI single to right.
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