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Pinch runner Takahito Kudo scored the go-ahead run in the top of the ninth inning on a wild pitch by Katsuhiro Nagakawa as the Yomiuri Giants edged the Hiroshima Carp 2-1 on Sunday.

Shinnosuke Abe had a one-out, pinch-hit single to right fielder Jun Hirose, who let the ball past him and allowed Abe to reach third base before Nagakawa’s (0-3) wild pitch.

Ryota Wakiya homered to give Yomiuri a 1-0 lead in the fourth. Hiroshima tied the score in the eighth on a wild pitch by Daisuke Ochi (3-1), who picked up the win.

Marc Kroon earned his eighth save by striking out all three batters in the bottom of the ninth.

Dragons 4, BayStars 1

At Nagoya Dome, Kazuhiro Wada had a two-run double among his three hits and Yudai Kawai threw six shutout innings as Chunichi completed a three-game sweep of Yokohama.

Wada pushed Chunichi’s lead to 4-0 in the seventh inning when he doubled down the left-field line with two runners.

Kawai (2-0) allowed only one hit and two walks. Futoshi Kobayashi (1-3) was charged with two runs, one earned, in 5 2/3 innings.

Swallows 2, Tigers 1

At Jingu Stadium, Hiroyasu Tanaka had a tiebreaking single in the seventh inning and Tokyo Yakult held on in a three-game sweep of Hanshin and its fifth win in a row.

Tanaka laced a single to left off reliever Hirotaka Egusa (2-2) with one out and runners at the corners for the decisive blow.

Yakult got on the board on a passed ball in the first inning before Takahiro Arai’s doubled tied it in the fourth. Ryo Kawashima (3-2) limited the damage to one run and five hits in seven innings.

PACIFIC LEAGUE

Buffaloes 6, Fighters 0

At Osaka’s Kyocera Dome, Shinji Shimoyama went 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBIs as Orix blanked Hokkaido Nippon Ham to snap a nine-game losing streak.

Shimoyama drove in the first three runs with a second-inning home run and doubles in the fourth and sixth.

Marines 8, Lions 5

At Chiba Marine Stadium, Chiba Lotte catcher Tomoya Satozaki drove in four runs to help back Shingo Ono, who pitched two-run ball over 5 1/3 innings against Seibu.

Lotte loaded the bases with none out in the opening frame and jumped out to a 3-0 lead after a Tadahito Iguchi clutch single and sacrifice flies by Shoitsu Omatsu and Satozaki, who added a two-run double in the third and a run-scoring double in the seventh.

Hawks at Eagles — ppd.

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