Shinjiro Hiyama led off the eighth inning with a tie-breaking solo homer and added a run in the ninth with another roundtripper as the front-running Hanshin Tigers whipped the Yakult Swallows 7-4 at Jingu Stadium on Friday.

The win, coupled with the loss of the second-place Giants, saw the Tigers widen their CL-lead to 10 games.

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