Baseball: Giants outhit Carp to stay in command of Central League
Baseball: Giants outhit Carp to stay in command of Central League

Yoshihiro Maru opened the scoring for the Central League-leading Yomiuri Giants on Thursday to spark a 5-3 win over the Hiroshima Carp and help claim the three-game series.Maru went 2-for-4 and hit a two-out RBI single in the first inning at Mazda Stadium to neutralize Hiroshima starter Tayler Scott (0-3) and get the Giants on the board early in the race for the top two spots ahead of the postseason.”I was trying to be aggressive. I thought it might have been misthrown, so I swung on the first ball,” said Maru, who connected on the first pitch he saw from former major leaguer Scott.Hayato Saka…

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