Tigers 4, Swallows 1 (Koshien 4/29)
At Koshien Stadium, Lin Wei-zhu hit a go-ahead two-run double in the fourth inning and Takahiro Arai added a two-run single for insurance an inning later as Hanshin rallied past Yakult, ending the Swallows’ 11-game undefeated streak, including two ties.
Ryohei Kawamoto’s one-out homer gave Yakult a 1-0 lead in the third before the rally off Hitoshi Yamamoto (1-1). Yasutomo Kubo (2-0) limited the damage to one run over eight innings and Hanshin closer Kyuji Fujikawa had a 1-2-3 ninth for his fourth save. (Kyodo)