• Kyodo


Tomoaki Kanemoto drove home the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning with his second homer of the night Friday, giving the Central League front-running Hanshin Tigers a 5-4 “sayonara” victory over the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters for their fourth win in a row.

Kanemoto drove the first pitch from Yukiya Yokoyama over the center-field wall at Koshien Stadium after Nippon Ham wasted a scoring opportunity with one out and a runner on third in the 10th.

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