• Kyodo


Shinnosuke Abe homered and drove in three runs, helping to power the Yomiuri Giants to an 8-1 victory for their second straight win over the first-place Hanshin Tigers on Thursday.

Abe had a two-run double to highlight a four-run fourth inning in front of a Tigers partisan crowd of 47,934 in a Central League game at Koshien Stadium.

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