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Pinch hitter Kentaro Sekimoto hit a grand slam with two outs in the seventh inning, lifting the Hanshin Tigers in a rally past the Central League-leading Yomiuri Giants en route to a 6-4 victory on Sunday afternoon.

With one out in the decisive inning, Ryota Imanari singled to left and pinch hitter Takahiro Arai had a two-out single to right before Hiroki Uemoto drew a walk to load the bases, setting the stage for Sekimoto’s heroics against Hirokazu Sawamura (1-1) at Tokyo Dome.

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