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Longtime Pittsburgh Pirates' outfielder Gregory Polanco brought the Yomiuri Giants from behind with a two-run eighth-inning double, while rookie Taisei Ota pitched a perfect ninth to earn his 11th save in a 5-3 Central League win over the Hiroshima Carp on Wednesday.

Trailing 3-0 in the sixth, Giants' cleanup hitter Kazuma Okamoto singled home Naoki Yoshikawa and Hayato Sakamoto to make it a 3-2 game. Yoshikawa then doubled with one out in the eighth, followed by a Sakamoto walk.

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