George Arias doubled home the go-ahead run in the top of the 10th inning Thursday and Marc Valdes made it stand as the Hanshin Tigers snapped a four-game losing streak with a 1-0 victory over the Chunichi Dragons.

Hanshin starter Trey Moore held Chunichi scoreless on four hits and two bases-on-balls through eight innings at Nagoya Dome while the Dragons’ Melvin Bunch struck out eight.

Neither starter, however, was involved in the decision.

Reliever Takehito Kanazawa (4-1) was the pitcher of record for Hanshin after a scoreless inning of work in the ninth while Valdes gave up a hit in the 10th but was otherwise steady for his 13th save of the season.

Giants 8, Swallows 5 (11)
At Tokyo Dome, Keiji Fukui hit a three-run homer in the 11th inning to lift the Yomiuri over Yakult.

The Giants won for only the second time in seven games after being held hitless through seven innings and surrendering a five-run lead to the Swallows.

Daisuke Motoki and Shinnosuke Abe connected for solo homers in the eighth inning for the first two hits off Yakult right-hander Yataro Sakamoto to get the Giants headed down the comeback trail.

BayStars 4, Carp 3
In Hiroshima, Boi Rodriguez belted a two-run homer in the eighth inning and newly acquired right-hander Chris Holt notched his first win in Japan as the Yokohama BayStars edged the Hiroshima Carp 4-3.

Rodriguez arched an offering from Hiroshima starter Ken Takahashi (5-5) into the right field stands with one out in the eighth to break a 2-2 tie as Yokohama claimed its first sweep of a three-game series this season with its fourth win in a row.

Terahara on DL

FUKUOKA (Kyodo) Fukuoka Daiei Hawks rookie Hayato Terahara was taken off the 28-man active roster because of a pain in his thigh two days after sustaining an injury during a game, officials of the Pacific League club said Thursday.

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