The Yomiuri Giants did not need a gambling scandal hovering over the team’s preparation for the Central League Climax Series, which began Saturday against the Hanshin Tigers. But early this past week that is what they got.

Giants second-team pitcher Satoshi Fukuda was found to have bet on games, and the team indicated all its players would be questioned in the aftermath of the Fukuda revelation.

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