Norichika Aoki led off the bottom of the first inning with a leadoff homer on the first pitch from Hisanori Takahashi and the Yakult Swallows went on to hammer the Yomiuri Giants 14-3 Wednesday night at Jingu Stadium.

Adam Riggs and Kosei Ono homered in the second and Noriyuki Shiroishi padded the lead with a triple in the fourth and a double in the fifth, providing more than enough run support for Yakult starter Rick Guttormson.

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