Sato homers twice for Seibu


Outfielder Takahiko “G.G.” Sato homered twice and drove in three runs as the Seibu Lions beat the Softbank Hawks in a preseason exhibition game on Monday.

News photoSeibu Lions outfielder Takahiko “G.G.” Sato belts a solo homer in the seventh inning of a preseason game against the Softbank Hawks at Yahoo Dome.

Sato opened the scoring with a two-run shot off Softbank starter Yasushi Kamiuchi in the second inning and added a solo drive in the seventh off Hiroshi Shibakusa at Yahoo Dome.

Seibu left-hander Kazuyuki Hoashi held Softbank to one hit and struck out five in three innings of work.