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Tigers’ Murton has 2 2Bs, Arai takes over RBI lead

Matt Murton dumped a go-ahead bases-clearing double into right in the sixth inning and added another two-bagger, while Takahiro Arai had an RBI to move three ahead of the closest Central League rival as the Hanshin Tigers downed the Yokohama BayStars 4-2 on Friday.

Murton upped his average to .312, moving to within three points of CL leader Hisayoshi Chono of the Yomiuri Giants, while Arai has 91 RBIs.

Murton said he would like to play in the bigs but also enjoys playing for the Tigers. He said he’d be playing where the good Lord takes him next season.

Hanshin rookie reliever Daiki Enokida made his 61st appearance, surpassing Kazunori Nishimura’s team record for first-year hurlers.

Yokohama’s Shinji Ohara pitched in his 70th game, breaking the CL record and matching SoftBank’s Tadashi Settsu’s NPB mark for appearances by a rookie in a season.


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