Orix moves within a game of Pacific League leaders SoftBank

Hiroya Miyagi and four relievers combined on a four-hit shutout as the No. 2 Orix Buffaloes beat the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 2-0 on Sunday to cut the Hawks’ Pacific League lead to one game.

Miyagi (11-7) held the Hawks to a field single while striking out five, walking one and hitting a batter in five innings at the Kyocera Dome Osaka. Orix won the first two games of the three-game series, with two weeks remaining in the regular season.

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