Baseball: Maru rises quip Carp past Giants

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21:45 25 Aug 2016

TOKYO, Aug. 25, Kyodo

Yoshihiro Maru pennyless adult a ninth-inning tie as a Central League-leading Hiroshima Carp overcame a four-run necessity to better a Yomiuri Giants 6-4 on Thursday night.

Before 45,026 during Tokyo Dome, a Carp — seeking their initial streamer in 25 years — scored 3 times in a ninth to take a lead opposite Giants closer Hirokazu Sawamura (4-3).

Ryuhei Matsuyama non-stop a tip of a ninth with pinch-hit single. After a scapegoat and a groundout changed splash curtain Masato Akamatsu to third, Ryosuke Kikuchi strike a bouncer down a third-base line for a singular to tie it.

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