TERRY Bross hurled a six-hitter over eight innings and pinch-hitter Yuji Ono hit a two-run homer as Central League champions the Yakult Swallows beat Pacific League champions the Orix Bluewave 5-2 yesterday in the first game of the best-of-seven Japan Series of baseball in Kobe. A capacity crowd of 32,500 packed Kobe Stadium, the Bluewave's home in the earthquake-devastated city in western Japan. The January 17 quake killed 5,500 people and damaged or destroyed more than 100,000 homes and buildings. Bross, formerly of the San Francisco Giants, fanned seven, walked two and allowed two runs. 'I had him (Bross) start today because I thought he could do it again during the series. It's a common strategy to have a pitcher in good shape to hurl in more than one game,' said a jubilant Yakult manager, Katsuya Nomura. With the Swallows having a slim 3-2 lead in the eighth, Ono homered over the left field fence off second reliever Yuichi Kiyohara.