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Makoto Imaoka hit a bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 11th inning as the Central League-leading Hanshin Tigers beat the Yomiuri Giants 4-3 on Friday.

Imaoka’s one-out fly ball to center off Yuya Kubo (3-2) scored Norihiro Akahoshi, who had reached on a leadoff single and took third on a Takashi Toritani sacrifice bunt and a single by Andy Sheets.

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