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Cuban slugger Alfredo Despaigne returned to the Chiba Lotte Marines lineup Sunday afternoon after a few days of convalescing from the discomfort in his left side that had kept him out since Aug. 22.

Despaigne certainly looked no worse for wear. He put on a home run derby-esque show during batting practice and later broke a scoreless tie with a shot to the back screen at Tokyo Dome in the seventh inning of a 2-1 win over the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters.

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