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The Yomiuri Giants and Tokyo Yakult Swallows aren’t far from each other in terms of location. The distance between the crosstown rivals in the Central League standings, however, just got a little bit wider.

Michihiro Ogasawara homered and drove in two runs and Tetsuya Yamaguchi saved the day out of the bullpen to help the Giants hang on to a 3-2 victory on Tuesday at Jingu Stadium.

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