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Giants closer Hirokazu Sawamura gave up ninth-inning game-tying solo home run as Yomiuri played to a 1-1, 12-inning tie against the Yokohama BayStars in the Central League on Friday.

Yokohama pinch hitter Tomo Otosaka led off the ninth with a homer to prevent Yomiuri starter Tomoyuki Sugano, who had thrown two straight shutouts heading into the game, from winning his fourth straight decision.

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