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The Tokyo Yakult Swallows are down, but pitcher Toshihiro Sugiura doesn’t think it’s time to count the Central League champions out just yet.

Yakult returned home Monday in a 0-2 hole against the powerful Fukuoka Softbank Hawks in the Japan Series. On the bright side, the Swallows will play at least the next two games, and a third if they can win once, at home, where they hope the friendly confines of Jingu Stadium can help spark a turnaround.

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