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Yuta Iwasada held Yomiuri to three hits for his first career shutout, and Tomoyuki Sugano suffered his first loss as the Hanshin Tigers beat the Yomiuri Giants 1-0 in the Central League on Friday.

Iwasada (4-2), who had only three 1-2-3 innings, worked around three fourth-inning walks. The 24-year-old, third-year lefty, who had never pitched into the ninth inning, retired the last three batters on fly balls for a memorable win. Two were hit deep while a third was snared on a good running catch by 39-year-old right fielder Kosuke Fukudome.

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