Baseball: Tigers rookie Sato cleans up against Carp

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Rookie Teruaki Sato's fifth-inning grand slam brought the Hanshin Tigers from behind in their 7-3 Central League win over the Hiroshima Carp on Sunday. Sato's eighth home run of the season made a winner out of Joe Gunkel (5-0). Sato moved up in the league-leading Tigers order to fourth and started at third base instead of right field, where he had been playing, and delivered after starting the game 0-for-2. The left-handed hitting slugger went down for a low changeup from Carp starter Yusuke Nomura and drove down the line and into the seats at Koshien Stadium, empty due to a coronavirus state ...

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