Another game, another solid start, another victory for the 21-year old ace. In his 20th start of the season, Darvish couldn't have looked any sharper. He kept the Hawks offense off-balance and struck out two batters in a frame 4 times (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 7th innings) and ended his outing with 10 strikeouts in all.
The Fighters offense also exploded 5th inning as they batter around and scored 7 runs on 8 hits, including a 3-run homer by Atsunori Inaba, and a walk.
Darvish picked up his 11th win of the season, dropped his ERA to 2.05, and racked up his 157 strikeout of the season (tops in the league).
Final score: Fighters 8 - Softbank 1
FINAL LINESCORE VS SOFTBANK HAWKS IP BF P H HR SO BB HB ER R W 8.0 25 95 1 0 10 0 0 0 0 SEASON TOTALS ERA G CG ShO W L IP H HR SO BB HBP R ER WP BF 2.05 20 9 2 11 4 157.2 91 8 157 40 11 40 36 3 576