• The Associated Press


At Koshien Stadium on Sunday, Makoto Imaoka went 4-for-4 and drove in five runs as the Central League-leading Hanshin Tigers trounced the Hiroshima Carp 10-0.

Imaoka singled in a run in a five-run first inning and hit a two-run double in the second as the Tigers took an 8-0 lead. In the fourth, Imaoka hit his 25th home run of the season to increase his league-leading RBI total to 127.

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