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Jason Standridge kept the damage under control, pitching two-run ball over seven effective innings, Seiichi Uchikawa and Yuki Yanagita drove in five runs between them, and the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks routed the Seibu Lions 11-3 on Tuesday night.

The Pacific League frontrunner, which triumphed in its third consecutive game, has won four straight series following the All-Star break. The Hawks are showing no signs of a slowdown, despite recently losing second baseman Yuichi Honda to an injured left finger.

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