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Hirokazu Sawamura let out a shout and thrust both arms in the air. The Yomiuri Giants pitcher had been bitten in his first two starts against the Hanshin Tigers, but the third time turned out to be the charm.

Sawamura threw a two-hit shutout and aided his own cause with an RBI double to help lead the Giants to a 4-0 win over the Tigers in front of a crowd of 45,176 on Thursday night at Tokyo Dome.

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