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Shinnosuke Abe and Tomohiro Nioka both went deep and Hisanori Takahashi pitched seven strong innings as the Yomiuri Giants came from behind Wednesday to beat the first-place Hanshin Tigers 5-2 at Tokyo Dome.

After Hanshin went up 2-0 in the first, Abe connected off Shinobu Fukuhara (5-11) for a solo homer to cut the deficit in the bottom half, followed by Takahiro Suzuki’s RBI double and a two-run shot by Nioka to make it 4-2 in the third.

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