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The Yomiuri Giants may have a new power-hitting third baseman on the way, but Shuichi Murata wants to show everyone the old model is still working just fine.

Murata hit a three-run home run in the fourth inning and scored the tiebreaking run on an error in the seventh to help the Giants edge the Chunichi Dragons 5-3 in front of a crowd of 46,075 on Thursday night at Tokyo Dome.

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