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An 11th-inning wild pitch by Chunichi closer Koji Fukutani broke up a scoreless pitchers’ duel as the Central-League leading Yomiuri Giants defeated the Dragons 2-0 on Friday.

Fukutani (1-1) surrendered back-to-back singles to Hayato Sakamoto and Luis Cruz on his first six pitches. After a sacrifice advanced the runners, a bounced 0-2 pitch got past catcher Shota Sugiyama, and Sakamoto scored. With two outs, Taishi Ota singled in an insurance run for the Giants.

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