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Tomoaki Kanemoto doubled in a pair of runs Tuesday as the Hanshin Tigers scored four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning en route to a 8-1 win over the Yomiuri Giants.

Kanemoto’s clutch double over the head of Yomiuri rightfielder Yoshinobu Takahashi helped the Tigers take a commanding 5-1 lead in steady rain at Koshien Stadium.

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