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Home runs from Tetsuto Yamada, Munetaka Murakami and Yasutaka Shiomi powered the Tokyo Yakult Swallows to an 8-2 victory over the Hiroshima Carp in the Central League on Wednesday.

Yamada put the Japan Series champions on the board in the opening frame at Mazda Stadium, blasting a solo shot to left off a 1-1 fastball from Hiroshima starter Hiroki Tokoda (2-1).

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