Yakult outfielder Atsunori Inaba hit for the cycle to help the Swallows overcome a 5-0 deficit and beat the Yokohama BayStars 11-5 in a rain-shortened game on Tuesday night at Matsumoto Stadium.

Inaba tripled in the first inning and hit a solo homer in the fourth. In a seven-run fifth inning, Inaba had a single and a run-scoring double to complete the feat.

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