• Kyodo


Kosuke Fukudome hit a tiebreaking grand slam in a ninth-inning rally as the Chunichi Dragons scored five runs against Marc Kroon to beat the Yokohama BayStars 9-7 on Friday night.

Kazuyoshi Tatsunami hit a one-out sacrifice fly to make it 5-5 and Fukudome drove a 0-2 forkball from Kroon into the left-field stands at Yokohama Stadium, helping the Dragons move within 2 1/2 games of the league-leading Hanshin Tigers.

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