Baseball: Dobayashi hits 2 HRs, Kuri throws shutout in Carp's win

Shota Dobayashi homered twice and Allen Kuri pitched his third complete-game shutout of the season as the Hiroshima Carp beat the DeNA BayStars 5-0 Tuesday.

The Carp jumped out to a 4-0 first-inning lead against BayStars ace Shota Imanaga (7-3), capped by Dobayashi's two-run shot at Yokohama Stadium.

Dobayashi added a solo blast in the fourth, again off the left-hander.

Kuri (7-5) picked up his first win since June 30 after scattering seven hits while striking out eight and walking none in a 128-pitch outing.

"I finally got a win," the right-hander said. "I pitched poorly and caused trouble for my team over the last two months, so I took the mound wanting to win today."

The BayStars lost their third straight game. Imanaga has allowed a total of 15 earned runs in his last three starts.

In other Central League action, the Yomiuri Giants rallied with five runs in the eighth inning for an 8-4 victory over the Yakult Swallows.

The Pacific League-leading Orix Buffaloes beat the Seibu Lions 5-1 behind six scoreless innings from Jacob Waguespack (4-6).

The Lotte Marines defeated the SoftBank Hawks 5-3, while the Nippon Ham Fighters downed the Rakuten Eagles 6-2.

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