• Kyodo


Hiroki Kokubo homered three times and drove in five runs Wednesday to power the Yomiuri Giants to a 7-0 victory over the BayStars at Yokohama Stadium.

Kokubo delivered a three-run blast in the fourth inning, connected for a solo drive in the sixth and went deep again with a solo homer in the eighth — the first time he has ever homered in three consecutive at-bats.

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