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Shun Yamaguchi struck out 10 and drove in a run in the Central League on Sunday to help lead the Yomiuri Giants to a 6-3 win over the Hanshin Tigers.

Before he started to struggle in the sixth inning, Yamaguchi retired 12 straight at Tokyo Dome on the way to improving his record to 12-2. The win was Yomiuri’s fourth straight and guaranteed a winning record against Hanshin for the eighth straight year.

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