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Takeshi Nakamura connected for three homers Friday as the last-place Yokohama BayStars defeated the Yomiuri Giants 14-10 in a slugfest at Yokohama Stadium.

Nakamura belted a two-run homer in the second inning and a three-run blast in the sixth before adding a solo shot in the bottom of the seventh when the BayStars scored five runs.

Yokohama rookie Shuichi Murata chipped in with a three-run homer in the seventh.

Yokohama starter Domingo Guzman picked up the win after giving up four runs on eight hits over six innings.

With the loss, the Giants fell 7 1/2 games back of the idle Hanshin Tigers in the Central League standings.

Carp 6, Dragons 2

At Hiroshima Stadium, Shigeru Morikasa belted a two-run homer in the second inning and added a three-run blast in the third as the Carp downed Chunichi.

Hiroshima starter Ken Takahashi earned the victory after holding the Dragons to two runs on nine hits over seven innings.

PACIFIC LEAGUE

Buffaloes 7, BlueWave 1

Daisuke Masuda hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning and Koichi Isobe added a solo blast in the seventh as Kintetsu cruised to a win over Orix at Yahoo BB Stadium.

Kintetsu starter Hisashi Iwakuma picked up the win after giving up one run on five hits over the distance as the Buffaloes won their third straight.

Fighters 10, Marines 4

At Tokyo Dome, Kuniyuki Kimoto belted a grand slam in the bottom of the sixth to power Nippon Ham over Lotte.

Chris Seelbach picked up the win after holding the Marines to one run on six hits over six innings.

Lions 8, Hawks 7

At Fukuoka Dome, Kazuo Matsui went 3-for-5 with a three-run homer in the fourth and Alex Cabrera added a solo homer in the fifth to lead Seibu to a win over Daiei.

Daisuke Matsuzaka picked up the win despite giving up six runs on 11 hits over eight shaky innings.

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