Rookie pitcher Iori Yamasaki leads Giants to victory over Tigers

Rookie Iori Yamasaki had eight innings and scored in the series as the Yomiuri Giants beat the Hanshin Tigers 7-0 in the Central League, snapping a four-game losing streak on Thursday.

The Tokyo Dome win was Yomiuri’s first since most of her roster contracted COVID-19. The Giants canceled six games due to a shortage of players but returned to action with consecutive losses on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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