• The Associated Press


Koichi Ogata belted a two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth inning Thursday to lead the Hiroshima Carp to a 4-1 victory over the Central League-leading Hanshin Tigers.

Ogata connected for his 23rd homer of the season and Hiroshima added two more runs in the bottom of the eighth inning at Hiroshima Stadium as the Carp snapped the Tigers’ seven-game winning streak.

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