Baseball: Nishi, Suarez pitch Tigers to emotional win over Giants

Facing their historic rivals for the first time since iconic reliever Kyuji Fujikawa announced his retirement plans, Yuki Nishi and Robert Suarez pitched the Hanshin Tigers to an emotional 5-4 victory over the Yomiuri Giants on Friday.Taking the mound at Koshien Stadium outside Osaka to start a rare four-game series against the Giants, Nishi (5-3) allowed four runs, three earned, over 7-2/3 innings. Suarez got Nishi out of an eighth-inning jam and threw a 1-2-3 ninth to secure his 13th save.Fujikawa, arguably the greatest reliever in the franchise’s long history, announced Monday he would reti…

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