Ryan Howard hit his third home run in three games in Japan (7 for 10 overall) as the MLB all stars routed their Japanese counterparts from NPB 11-4 at the Tokyo Dome. The MLB team clinched a series win as there are just two games left to play.
Joe Mauer, Andruw Jones, and David Wright also homered for the MLB team. Clay Hensley picked up the win in relief.
NPB starter Horoyuki Kobayashi retired the first 12 MLB batters in order until Howard doubled to lead off the fifth and one batter later, Mauer homered, and the rout was on.
The teams take a day off and finish up with a game in Osaka Tuesday and Fukuoka Wednesday.