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Back-to-back home runs help Athletics in Japan exhibition game

Updated: March 22, 2008, 1:04 PM ET
Associated Press

TOKYO -- Bobby Crosby and Jack Hannahan hit back-to-back homers and Emil Brown drove in the winning run in the ninth as the Oakland Athletics beat the Yomiuri Giants 4-3.

The Athletics will meet the Hanshin Tigers in another exhibition game Sunday before playing regular-season games against the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday and Wednesday night.

The Red Sox beat the Tigers 6-5 earlier Saturday in their first of four games in Japan.

The Giants took a 2-0 lead after three innings ...

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