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Yomiuri ace Koji Uehara scattered six hits over the distance for his first shutout win of the year as the Giants defeated the Hanshin Tigers 3-0 at Tokyo Dome on Friday, snapping their losing streak against the Central League frontrunners at five.

Uehara (11-3) walked one and struck out seven and did not let a runner past second en route to his fifth straight complete-game victory and first shutout since Sept. 22, 2002.

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