Posted by on May 19, 2017 2:54 pm
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Tomohiro Abe hit a two-run single in the bottom of the first inning to erase an early deficit and put the Hiroshima Carp ahead as the defending Central League champion defeated the DeNA BayStars 9-2 on Thursday.

Yuta Nakamura (2-0) scattered seven hits and yielded two walks over six innings but held the visitors to two runs, while three relievers combined to keep DeNA at bay, limiting its offense to two hits in the ninth at Mazda Stadium in Hiroshima.

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Marvin Moore
Marvin Moore
A former international baseball coach and award-winning sports writer, Marvin is the Managing Editor at World Baseball News. He transformed the Swiss National Team into a B-Pool contender which knocked off 1994 B-Pool champion Ukraine at the European Championship, and won four Swiss NLA titles in six seasons with the Therwil Flyers and Zurich Challengers.

The native Texan compiles the weekly European Baseball Power Rankings, European Baseball Players of the Week, European Baseball Weekend Preview, European Baseball Statistical Leaders, European Baseball Scoreboard and International Baseball Update.

Marvin, who has been an avid Texas Rangers fan for more than four decades, enjoys fishing, teaching youth baseball and playing fantasy sports. He was a co-founder of Mister-Baseball.com and also started BaseballdeWorld.com.

Marvin and his wife Lerma have two kids, Hali (16) and Saentis (13).

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