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LEAD: Baseball: Omura leads Softbank offense, Hiroshima rookie shines.

YOKOHAMA, March 15 Kyodo

(EDS: ADDING 2 GAMES)

Naoyuki Omura went 3-for-5 with a two-run homer as the Softbank Hawks trounced the Yokohama BayStars 7-1 in a preseason game Thursday.

Hidenori Tanoue, who aims to become Softbank's regular catcher, had a pinch-hit three-run homer at Yokohama Stadium.

Scott Chiasson, a candidate for Yokohama's starting rotation, gave up four runs in four innings.

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Carp 10, Dragons 3

Rookie utility player Naoki Nakahigashi, appearing in the Hiroshima lineup as a catcher, hit a solo home run and two singles.

Shigenobu Shima also went 3-for-3 with a solo homer and two RBIs for Hiroshima. Chunichi right-hander Masafumi Hirai gave up seven runs in four innings at Toyota stadium in Aichi Prefecture.

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Marines 8, Fighters 3

Lotte right-hander Shunsuke Watanabe held Nippon Ham to one run and four hits in five innings, effectively changing the speed of his pitches.

Nippon Ham right-hander Brian Sweeney, a former San Diego Padre, surrendered eight runs and 13 hits in 4-1/3 innings at Chiba Marine Stadium.

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Lions 4, Buffaloes 3

Seibu outfielder Takahiko G.G. Sato hit his fifth home run of the spring with a three-run shot to right-center.

Orix left-hander Dan Serafini allowed one run and eight hits over six innings at Goodwill Dome in Tokorozawa.

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Tigers 3, Eagles 2

Shuta Tanaka drove in two runs with a single and a homer for Hanshin.

Hanshin right-hander Ryan Vogelsong allowed one run and three hits in four innings at Kusanagi stadium in Shizuoka.

Rakuten lefty Kanehisa Arime took a step toward joining the starting rotation as he held Hanshin to one run and two hits in five innings.

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Swallows 6, Giants 6, tie in 9 innings

Yomiuri infielder Luis Gonzalez had two RBI singles, while Yakult outfielder Norichika Aoki had three doubles.

Yomiuri right-hander Ken Kadokura gave up five runs and 10 hits in four innings at Jingu Stadium.
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