Baseball: Osera goes the distance as Carp eclipse BayStars

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Daichi Osera threw his first shutout of the season as the Hiroshima Carp won 7-0 in the Central League over the last-place DeNA BayStars, who wrapped up their first season under manager Daisuke Miura in disappointing fashion on Thursday.

The Carp, whose late-season surge propelled them into the race for the CL's final playoff spot, broke up a scoreless game in a seven-run sixth inning when BayStars starter Masaya Kyoyama (2-7) failed to retire any of the seven batters he faced.

Osera (10-5) struck out five while issuing two walks and surrendering six hits.

The Carp, already guaranteed a fourth-place finish, have two games remaining this season.