Posted by on May 20, 2017 3:00 pm
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Juri Hara allowed a run in six innings, pitching the Yakult Swallows to their third straight victory, a 4-2 win over the Central League-leading Hanshin Tigers on Friday.

Before 28,264 at historic Jingu Stadium, the second-year right-hander faced only one scoring threat through five innings, but surrendered a leadoff homer in the sixth. He then pitched out of a two-on, no-out jam to leave with a 3-1 lead.

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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 and also started

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

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