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Takeya Nakamura homered twice and drove in five runs, while a costly error by the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters paved the way for the Seibu Lions’ 10-8 victory on Wednesday afternoon.

In a game that was called on account of darkness with no outs in the top of the eighth, the second-place Lions moved to within 2½ games of the Pacific League-leading Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks, whose game against the Orix Buffaloes in Kyoto was rained out for the second-straight day.

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