TOKYO - Hiroshima's Bryan Bullington allowed three runs - all earned - on six hits but that was still solid enough to earn his third consecutive win in a 6-3 Carp victory over the Tokyo Yakult Swallows on Wednesday.

Bullington, a 1999 graduate of Madison who was Indiana's Mr. Baseball that season, struck out four and walked one on 103 pitches over six complete innings to improve to 3-2 on the season for the league-leading Carp. His ERA is now 2.94 through five starts.

Bullington gave up a solo home run to Tokyo's Shingo Kawabata in the fourth inning and allowed back-to-back singles in the fifth followed by a two-out walk and a single to plate the other two runs.

Hiroshima now leads the Central League with a 16-6 record and is 10 games above .500 for the first time since 1998. The Carp have won four consecutive series.