Nishinomiya, Hyogo prefecture Joe Gunkel allowed six singles in six innings and three pitchers completed a shutout as the Hanshin Tigers beat the DeNA BayStars 1-0 to advance to the All-Star Game, finishing second in the Central League on Sunday.
Gunkel (5-5), who received some good plays from his fielders, eliminated four batters without releasing a walk, and Yusuke Oyama scored the only run of the game, making a fourth-inning sacrifice for BayStars starter Haruhiro Hamaguchi (4-4). .
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