• Kyodo


Yokohama BayStars outfielder Tatsuhiko Kinjo hit a two-run go-ahead double in the sixth inning as the Central League came from behind to beat the Pacific League 6-5 in the first game of the All-Star series on Friday.

“I was very happy to be able to play tonight with these great players,” said Kinjo, who was named the Central League MVP. “I’m glad I was able to show the fans a good game.”

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