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Tomohiro Nioka homered off Hanshin closer Tomoyuki Kubota in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Yomiuri Giants their first win in three games with a 5-4 “sayonara” victory over the Central League-leading Tigers on Friday.

Nioka drove a 1-1 pitch from Kubota (3-3) over the wall in left-center to end the game after Tomoaki Kanemoto hit a two-run homer, his fourth homer in three games, to tie the game at 4-4 in the eighth.

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