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There was no shortage of distractions threatening to rob pitcher Yosuke Okamoto of his focus during Game 2 of the Pacific League Climax Series First Stage.

While his Seibu Lions teammates were busy putting up record numbers at the plate — 15 runs and 20 hits among other new marks set — and as the jubilation that permeated Seibu Dome grew thicker and more raucous each time another Lions player crossed home plate, Okamoto simply waited for his turn, alternating between sitting in the dugout and playing catch in front of the Seibu bench.

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