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Wily Mo Pena broke the balance with a tiebreaking three-run home run in the sixth inning as the Orix Buffaloes held off the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 6-5 to regain first place in the Pacific League on Thursday night.

Pena’s 20th homer of the season came off Hawks starter Sho Iwasaki (2-1), a blast over the left-field wall that made it 6-2 at Yafuoku Dome.

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