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Greg Larocca hit a game-tying solo homer and Koichi Ogata followed with a two-run blast in the ninth inning Friday as the Hiroshima Carp rallied to beat the Yomiuri Giants 4-2 in the Central League’s opening-day action.

With the game seemingly wrapped up for the Giants, Larocca connected off Dan Miceli (0-1) on a one-out drive that barely cleared the center-field wall to make it 2-2 at Tokyo Dome.

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