Seiya Suzuki hit a game-tying home run and the Hiroshima Carp capitalized on an eighth-inning error in a 6-1 series-sweeping win over the Yomiuri Giants on Sunday afternoon.

Before 45,552 at Tokyo Dome, Suzuki tied it 1-1 in the seventh with a solo homer off Giants starter Kazuto Taguchi, and the visitors took a two-run lead against right-hander Scott Mathieson (3-7) in the eighth. With a runner on second and no outs after Tsubasa Aizawa's leadoff double, a sacrifice bunt led to the tying run when Mathieson's throw to first was wild.

"He threw a lot of sliders early on, so from my second time up, I began looking for them, and I got what I was looking for," said Suzuki, who went 2-for-3 with a sacrifice in the ninth.