TOKYO, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Bernie Williams homered and drove in three runs and his New York Yankees teammate Jason Giambi had a pair of RBI as the Major League Baseball All-Stars outslugged the Japan League All-Stars, 12-7, Saturday to even the seven-game series.
Giambi had a two-run single in the first inning and Williams and San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds each had RBI singles in the second inning as the MLB All-Stars built a 5-1 lead.
Williams added his first home run of the series in the eighth inning.
The MLB All-Stars have won three straight games over the Japan League All-Stars after allowing 24 runs in losing the first three.
Bonds, who won his fifth Most Valuable Player Award on Monday and led the Giants to the World Series, went 2-for-4 and is batting .407 with five home runs and 13 RBI in Japan. Bonds defeated Hideki Matsui, 8-5, in a home run contest at the Tokyo Dome on Friday.
The 38-year-old Bonds batted .321 with four homers and nine RBI and was named MVP in the 2000 Japan tour.
Kazuo Matsui's second home run of the game pulled Japan within, 7-5, in the fourth inning. But the MLB All-Stars answered with two runs in the fifth on a run-scoring single by Seattle
Mariners right fielder and former Japan League star Ichiro Suzuki and an RBI fielder's choice by Williams.
Arizona's Miguel Batista had a shaky start, but picked up the win after allowing four runs and three hits with two walks and four strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings. Los Angeles Dodgers closer Eric Gagne allowed one hit and struck out three in two scoreless innings for his second save this week.
Gagne, who finished second in the National League with 52 saves, entered the game with two runners on base in the eighth inning and retired Japan's No. 3-4-5 batters in order to preserve a 10-7 lead.
Hideki Matsui, who is expected to follow Suzuki to the major leagues next season, had one hit in five at-bats and is just 4-for-28 on the tour.