• The Associated Press

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Greg LaRocca hit a solo homer in the top of the ninth inning Sunday as the Hiroshima Carp outlasted the Orix Buffaloes 16-14 in interleague play.

LaRocca, who went 4-for-6 with four RBIs at Skymark Stadium, gave the Carp a two-run cushion before John Bale retired the side in the bottom of the ninth for the save.

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