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Hiroki Kokubo hit a two-run homer against his former team and the Yomiuri Giants overcame a four-run deficit to beat the Fukuoka Daiei Hawks 12-8 in a preseason game at Fukuoka Dome on Saturday.

In other games, the Seibu Lions crushed the Chunichi Dragons 11-3, the Yokohama BayStars beat the Hiroshima Carp 7-2, the Hanshin Tigers cruised past the Orix BlueWave 7-2, the Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes beat the Chiba Lotte Marines 3-1 and the Yakult Swallows rallied to tie the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 4-4.

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