• Kyodo


Greg Larocca hit a two-run homer in the top of the fourth inning and Alex Ochoa followed with another in the bottom half in a 6-6 tie between the Hiroshima Carp and the Chunichi Dragons in the only preseason game held Monday.

Larocca connected off Masafumi Hirai for his first homer in Japan to open the scoring for Hiroshima at Komaki Stadium, only to see second-year outfielder Ochoa counter with a two-run homer of his own off Kan Otake and level the game.

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