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Right-hander Yuki Koyama allowed a run in eight innings on Saturday as the Central League-leading Yomiuri Giants defeated the last-place Tokyo Yakult Swallows 4-2.

Koyama (6-1) allowed five hits and a walk, while striking out five as the Giants clinched a spot in the postseason. Yomiuri’s magic number to clinch its third straight CL pennant dropped to five.

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