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The Fukuoka Softbank Hawks just kept hitting, and hitting and hitting. All the Yomiuri Giants could do was ride out the storm until the game was over.

Takashi Hosoyamada broke a tie with his first RBI hit in more than four years, Akira Niho pitched out of a bases-loaded jam in the fifth, and the Hawks buried the Giants under a deluge of hits in an 8-4 win in front of a crowd of 44,740 on Friday night at Tokyo Dome.

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