D.T. Cromer and Tomochika Tsuboi both hit three-run homers on Sunday to lead the Nippon Ham Fighters to a 19-1 drubbing of the Lotte Marines at Tokyo Dome.
Michihiro Ogasawara keyed a six-run fifth inning with a two-run blast before Tsuboi put the game out of reach with his fourth homer of the year in the sixth.
Buffaloes 10, BlueWave 6
In Kobe, Tuffy Rhodes returned from a two-game suspension and connected for his league-leading 19th homer — a solo shot in the fourth — as the Buffaloes topped Orix.
Lions 7, Hawks 1
In Fukuoka, Kazuhiro Wada went 3-for-5 with a pair of RBIs to lead Seibu over Fukuoka Daiei.
Tigers 6, Swallows 4
In Matsuyama, Tomoaki Kanemoto drove in the go-ahead run with a double in the eighth inning to lift Hanshin to a win over Yakult.
Dragons 6, Carp 4
In Hiroshima, Ivan Cruz belted a solo homer as Chunichi scored four runs in the top of the sixth on the way to a win over the Carp.
Giants 11, BayStars 5
In Yokohama, Yomiuri’s Koji Uehara (4-2) stole the limelight on the mound and at the plate by tossing a four-hitter and striking out 11 over seven innings while hitting a run-scoring single in the seventh, lifting the Giants past the BayStars for the second straight night.
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