Andy Sheets hit three homers and drove in four runs and Shinjiro Hiyama had three RBIs as the front-running Hanshin Tigers routed the Yomiuri Giants 9-3 in the Central League on Tuesday.

Sheets put the Tigers on the board in the first inning with a two-run shot off Koji Uehara (6-9) and Hiyama’s two-run homer made it 4-1 in the fourth after Toshihisa Nishi cut the lead to 2-1 on a solo drive in the third at Tokyo Dome.

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