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Hisayoshi Chono hit a two-run home run to highlight a four-run uprising during a sudden lapse for Kenta Maeda in the fifth inning and the Yomiuri Giants beat the Hiroshima Carp 4-2 on Wednesday night.

Central League-leading Yomiuri came from behind to beat second-place Hiroshima for the second night in a row and moved three games clear ahead of their rivals in the standings. The Giants evened the slate to 9-9 with one tie against Hiroshima this season.

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