Tomoaki Kanemoto singled home two runs to tie the game and George Arias hit a bases-clearing double for the go-ahead runs as Hanshin erupted for 11 runs in the top of the ninth to down Yomiuri 13-5 at Tokyo Dome on Saturday.
Tied in the eighth, Yoshinobu Takahashi’s two-run double put the Giants ahead 4-2.
In the top of the ninth, Hanshin loaded the bases with two singles and a fielding error before Kanemoto ripped a single down the left-field line off closer Junichi Kawahara (0-3).for the game-tying runs
After one out, Arias smacked a three-run double into deep right-center field off reliever Yukinaga Maeda for the go-ahead.
Kanemoto belted a three-run homer later in the inning as Hanshin sent 14 batters to the plate and put the game out of Yomiuri’s reach.
Tigers second baseman Makoto Imaoka went 5-for-5.
Tigers reliever Shinji Taninaka picked up the win.
Carp vs. BayStars — ppd.
Swallows vs. Dragons — ppd.
Hawks 3, Marines 1
Second-year hurler Hayato Terahara scattered four hits over 5 2/3 scoreless innings and remained unbeaten for his fifth win as PL-leading Daiei downed Lotte at Ishikawa Prefectural Stadium in Kanazawa.
Leading 1-0 in the fourth, Pedro Valdes cracked a two-run homer off Marines starter Naoyuki Shimizu (6-3) for a 3-0 lead.
Shimizu held Daiei to three runs on six hits over seven innings in a losing effort.
Fighters 6, BlueWave 3
Carlos Mirabal went 7 1/3 innings, holding Orix to two runs on eight hits for his sixth win as Nippon Ham beat the BlueWave at Yahoo BB Stadium.
Tsutomu Ishimoto went 3-for-4 and D.T. Cromer belted a three-run homer in the fourth inning off Orix starter Satoshi Tokumoto (1-3).
BlueWave shortstop Mitsutaka Goto went 4-for-5 and smashed a solo homer to lead off the first inning.
Buffaloes 6, Lions 3
Hisashi Iwakuma tossed his sixth complete game of the year, allowing three runs on six hits for his league-leading eighth win as Kintetsu beat Seibu at Minami Nagano Olympic Stadium to remain one game behind Daiei in the standings.
Iwakuma (8-1) went the distance on 137 pitches, striking out eight and walking one in his 10th start of the year.
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