• Kyodo


Norihiro Nakamura hit his third homer of the preseason to give the Los Angeles Dodgers a 9-8 extra-inning victory over the Houston Astros while Ichiro Suzuki stretched his hitting streak in the Seattle Mariners’ 5-3 defeat to the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday.

In Kissimmee, Fla., former Kintetsu Buffaloes slugger Nakamura, who is vying for a spot on the Dodgers’ Opening Day roster, came on as a defensive replacement in the sixth inning and hit a two-run homer in the 10th for the game-winner.

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