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In a game befitting a clash of the Central League’s top two teams, the first-place Tokyo Yakult Swallows held off the Hiroshima Carp in a 5-5 12-inning tie Sunday.

Yakult closer Scott McGough pitched out of a tough spot after a fluke hit put two on with one out in the 12th inning. Registering his second out with a strikeout, McGough got a fly out to end it after four hours and 44 minutes at Mazda Stadium.

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