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Kintetsu slugger Tuffy Rhodes smashed a three-run drive for his 47th homer of the season and set a record for the most home runs by a foreign player in Japan with 284 as the Buffaloes beat the Lotte Marines 5-1 at Osaka Dome on Sunday.

Rhodes went one better than Leron Lee, who played for the Lotte Orions from 1977 to 1987 and won the batting title in 1980. Lee hit the 283rd mark in his 1,315th game while Rhodes hit his career 284th in his 1,069th game in Japan.

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