Swallows feast on Giants pitching in rout

The Japan Times
Swallows feast on Giants pitching in rout
Swallows feast on Giants pitching in rout

Tetsuto Yamada and Wladimir Balentien each hit a pair of home runs, while Norichika Aoki went 4-for-4, as the Tokyo Yakult Swallows hammered the Yomiuri Giants 11-2 on Thursday. Former major leaguer Albert Suarez got the win in his first start for the Swallows. The Venezuelan right-hander pitched six shutout innings in which he limited the Giants to three hits, while striking out four. Veteran outfielder Aoki opened the floodgates in the bottom of the third at Jingu Stadium when he sent Yomiuri starter Tomoyuki Sugano's 1-0 slider over the right-field wall for a two-run homer. Yamada, the next batter, then belted the Giants ace's pitch into the left field stands before former home run king Balentien

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