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Shogo Akiyama scored three runs on three hits, including a first-inning solo home run, while Hideto Asamura added a homer and three RBIs as the Seibu Lions topped the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 7-4 on Tuesday night.

Coming into the game with a .325 batting average, Akiyama set the tone by blasting a pitch from Fighters starter Takayuki Kato over the opposite field in the Lions’ first at-bat.

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