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Utility infielder Ryota Wakiya broke up a scoreless tie in the 10th inning with his first career sayonara home run to lift the Yomiuri Giants over the Central League-leading Hiroshima Carp 1-0 on Tuesday.

Twice discarded by the Giants in his career, Wakiya returned this season after two years in the Pacific League with the Seibu Lions. The 34-year-old hit the fifth pitch from reliever Jay Jackson (4-4) to end an enthralling pitchers’ duel. It was his first home run as a Giant since 2011.

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