Baseball: BayStars slow Giants pennant pursuit

Reliever Hiromu Ise got Central League home run leader Kazuma Okamoto to hit into a rally-killing fifth-inning double play, allowing the DeNA BayStars to hold off the league leaders in a 10-6 win on Wednesday.Thanks to a loss by the second-place Chunichi Dragons, Yomiuri’s magic number to clinch their second straight pennant dropped to two, and they can clinch it as early as Thursday.The BayStars hammered Giants lefty Yuki Takahashi (1-2) for seven runs, six earned, in 2-2/3 innings at Yokohama Stadium. Neftali Soto’s two-run double was the big blow in the hosts’ four-run first.BayStars catche…

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