Baseball: Swallows get past Tigers relief ace Suarez in ninth

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Reserve infielder Takeshi Miyamoto's two-out RBI pinch-hit single broke a ninth-inning tie against Hanshin Tigers closer Robert Suarez as the Yakult Swallows rallied to a 6-1 win over the Central League-leaders on Thursday. Suarez (1-1) who leads both leagues with 23 saves, lacked movement on his pitches after the Swallows loaded the bases with two singles and a two-out walk at Koshien Stadium outside Osaka. Miyamoto then lined a 1-0 160 kilometer (99.4 mile) per hour fastball into left to plate two runs that chased the Tigers' all-star closer. The Tigers took the lead in a tremendous pitchers...

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