• The Associated Press


Cleanup hitter Kazuhiro Kiyohara went 3-for-3 at the plate and drove in three runs Wednesday as the Yomiuri Giants defeated the Hiroshima Carp 5-1 at Sapporo Dome.

Kiyohara drove in a run in the first and the third innings before belting a solo homer in the eighth to give the Giants a 5-1 lead. It was Kiyohara’s ninth homer of the season.

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