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Right-hander Tomoyuki Sugano pitched his sixth shutout of the season as the third-place Yomiuri Giants beat the second-place Tokyo Yakult Swallows 5-0 in the Central League on Saturday.

In front of 45,025 at Tokyo Dome, Giants ace Sugano (13-8) struck out nine of the 34 batters he faced, while allowing five hits and two walks.

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