Kyuji Fujikawa combined with three relievers on a three-hit shutout as the Hanshin Tigers blanked the Giants 6-0 at Tokyo Dome on Friday for their 17th victory against the Giants this season.

Fujikawa (1-1) gave up three hits and walked two over five innings.

Kentaro Sekimoto had three hits, including a solo homer in the third off Giants lefty Masanori Hayashi (2-3).

Carp 4, Swallows 3

Hiroshima right-hander Hiroki Kuroda pitched four-hit ball over eight innings and won his sixth straight decision as the Carp edged Yakult at Jingu Stadium, handing the Swallows their fourth straight loss. Kuroda (11-8) walked one and struck out five, while rookie closer Katsuhiro Nagakawa worked the ninth for his 25th save.

Takuya Kimura went 3-for-4 with a solo home run.

Dragons 2, BayStars 2 (12)

Kosuke Fukudome belted a game-tying two-run homer — his 31st clout of the year — in the sixth inning and both teams failed to score the rest of the way as the game ended a tie after 12 innings at Yokohama Stadium.


Marines 7, BlueWave 4

Saburo Omura had three RBIs and connected for a sacrifice in Lotte’s go-ahead four-run eighth as the Marines came from behind to down Orix at Chiba Marine Stadium.

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