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NPB news: Sept. 23, 2023

We had a full schedule Saturday and a public apology.

Saturday’s games

Carp 7, Giants 3: At Tokyo Ugly Dome, four players drove in multiple runs. Shota Suekane led the way with three, a tie-breaking fourth-inning single, a tie-breaking seventh-inning homer and an eighth-inning solo homer for extra insurance. Shota Dobayashi and Shogo Akiyama each homered and drove in two for the Carp, while Hayato Sakamoto twice drove in tying runs for the Giants.

Masato Morishita allowed three runs over six innings for the quality start and win for the Carp, while Suekane chased Tomoyuki Sugano with his seventh-inning leadoff homer that made it 4-3. Takuya Yasaki, who had been Hiroshima’s closer for much of the season, Sotaro Shimauchi and Ryoji Kuribayashi combined to strike out four over three innings while allowing one run.

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