Sixth-inning home runs by Hotaka Yamakawa and Takeya Nakamura brought the Seibu Lions from three runs down in a 4-3 win over the Pacific League-leading Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles on Saturday.

With a three-run lead at Sendai's Rakuten Seimei Park Miyagi, Eagles lefty Takahiro Shiomi left too many pitches up in the zone and paid the price in the form of a four-run Lions comeback.

Singles by Sosuke Genda and Shuta Tonosaki put runners on the corners with no outs for Yamakawa, who has led the PL in home runs the past two seasons.