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Yusuke Nomura allowed just one single over eight scoreless innings as the Hiroshima Carp tightened up the Central League pennant race with a 4-1 win over the second-place Yokohama BayStars on Thursday night.

Nomura (6-3) struck out six without issuing a walk, and was gifted a one-run lead in the fourth, when Ryosuke Kikuchi doubled and scored from third on a delayed double steal.

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