Shuhei Takahashi blasted a game-turning grand slam in a seven-run seventh inning as the Chunichi Dragons overcame a five-run deficit to defeat the Hiroshima Carp 9-5 in the Central League on Thursday.

With one out, Takahashi connected on Ren Nakata's 2-0 fastball to cap off the inning that saw Chunichi put together six hits and draw two walks at Nagoya Dome.

Issei Endo led the unlikely comeback with a one-out, RBI double with runners on the corners off reliever Oscar Nakaoshi. Nakata (0-1) replaced Nakaoshi and hit Dayan Viciedo to load the bases. He then issued back-to-back walks to his next two batters before Takahashi hit his slam.