Baseball: Matsuyama helps Carp stop Tigers' win streak at 7

Ryuhei Matsuyama hit a tiebreaking single in the sixth inning as the Hiroshima Carp outslugged the Hanshin Tigers 10-7 Friday to end their season-best winning streak at seven games.

Matsuyama broke a 7-all tie with his second RBI single of the night after the Central League-leading Tigers scored five runs in the bottom of the fifth at Koshien Stadium.

The Carp blew leads of 5-0 and 7-2 but managed to pick up their first win in three games.

Makoto Kemna (2-0) won in relief. Takuya Yazaki earned his third save.

The Tigers fought back with three home runs, including a three-run shot by Yusuke Oyama in the fifth. Masaki Oyokawa (1-1) took the loss.

In the Pacific League, the SoftBank Hawks edged the Seibu Lions 5-4, while the Nippon Ham Fighters blanked the Orix Buffaloes 1-0.

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