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Two mistakes were about to cost the Yomiuri Giants a win, until one key hit sent the Kyojin, and one of the biggest crowds of the season, home happy.

Hayato Sakamoto drove in two runs with a two-out, sayonara double and the Giants escaped with a 3-2 victory over the Tokyo Yakult Swallows in front of a crowd of 46,810 on Friday night at Tokyo Dome.

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