Yuki Yanagita wins the Pacific League with a home run in the All-Star Finals

Yuki Yanagita hit the game-tying home run that lifted the Pacific League to a 2-1 victory over the Central League in the final game of that year’s All-Star series.

Yanagita, leader of the PL Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks, blew a home run in the sixth inning off Hanshin Tigers closer Suguru Iwazaki. Yanagita then thanked Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters first baseman Kotaro Kiyomiya, whose home run decided Game 1 Tuesday 3-2.

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