Baseball: Tigers slow Giants' pennant progress behind Oyama, Nishi

Yusuke Oyama hit his 23rd home run, and Yuki Nishi improved to 3-0 this season over the runaway Central League-leading Yomiuri Giants in the Hanshin Tigers’ 4-1 win on Friday.Before 15,109, the season’s biggest crowd at historic Koshien Stadium outside Osaka, Oyama hammered the first pitch he saw from lefty Nobutaka Imamura (3-2) and drove it well beyond the fence in left.Nishi (8-4) struck out eight without a walk, and made it look easy as the Giants hit few balls hard. He allowed back-to-back one-out singles in the top of the first before getting CL home run leader Kazuma Okamoto to hit into…

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