Takahiro Araki tied the game with a ninth-inning, pinch-hit RBI single, helping the Tokyo Yakult Swallows overturn a late deficit in their 6-5 interleague victory over the Seibu Lions on Saturday.

The Swallows salvaged a win by beating Lions closer Tatsushi Masuda (3-1) after blowing a 4-0 eighth-inning lead at MetLife Dome.

A leadoff single, a throwing error, a sacrifice and a fielder's choice put runners on the corners with no outs for Araki, who singled home pinch runner Yasutaka Shiomi. After another sacrifice bunt, Tetsuto Yamada's sac fly scored Kotaro Yamasaki with the go-ahead run.