Akira Nakamura's two-run homer broke an eighth-inning tie in the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks' 7-5 win over the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles on Friday, evening the Pacific League Climax Series Final Stage at two wins apiece.

Eagles starter Takahiro Norimoto pitched seven innings, outlasting Hawks southpaw Tsuyoshi Wada. Both men allowed five runs.

The SoftBank bullpen took over in the sixth and threw three straight scoreless innings.