Masayoshi Miwa made Hiroshima pay for intentionally putting the go-ahead run on base with a come-from-behind, two-run, ninth-inning triple that lifted the Tokyo Yakult Swallows to a 9-8 win over the Carp on Sunday afternoon.

The Swallows overcame a day in which the Carp's biggest hitters were firing on all cylinders. The Carp, starved for offense for most of the season, got the first two home runs of the season from last year's Central League home run champ, Brad Eldred. He, Nate Schierholtz and Takahiro Arai combined for six hits and seven RBIs but it wasn't enough.

Leading 8-6 in the eighth, Hiroshima manager sent Katsuhiro Nagakawa in to keep the Swallows at bay, but the former closer allowed a run on two hits.