Baseball: Aoyagi, Sato lead Tigers to 2nd win

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Koyo Aoyagi allowed a run in eight innings and Teruaki Sato brought the Hanshin Tigers from behind with a two-run home run in their 4-1 Central League victory over the Yomiuri Giants Friday. The win at Koshien Stadium outside Osaka snapped Hanshin's skid of six straight losing decisions after the Tigers set a CL record by starting the season with nine consecutive losses. The Giants backed their ace, Tomoyuki Sugano (2-2), with a first-inning run on singles by Naoki Yoshikawa and Hayato Sakamoto. Aoyagi (1-0), however, pitched out of a couple of tight spots as he scattered seven hits and a hit ...

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