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Mauro Gomez’s tie-breaking two-run home run off closer Scott Mathieson in the 10th inning propelled the Hanshin Tigers to a 5-4 win over the Central League-leading Yomiuri Giants on Wednesday evening.

Gomez’s 21st homer of the year, off a high 0-1 fastball before 44,904 at Tokyo Dome, broke a 3-3 deadlock that had stood since the Tigers overcame a three-run lead to tie it in the eighth.

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