The fans may have come out to see major-league stars like Ichiro Suzuki, Barry Bonds and Jason Giambi, but it was a local boy who stole the show.

Yomiuri Giants ace Koji Uehara allowed just one run on five hits and struck out eight over six innings Sunday at the Tokyo Dome — including Bonds, the most feared hitter in baseball today, three times and Giambi twice — as a team of Japanese All-Stars beat their North American counterparts 8-4 in the opener of a seven-game series.

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