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Masahiro Araki, Hirokazu Ibata and Alex Ochoa combined for seven runs in a 12-hit offense Tuesday to power the Chunichi Dragons to a season-high fifth straight victory in a 9-1 triumph over the Rakuten Eagles in interleague play.

Rookie right-hander Yoshihiro Suzuki (1-0) won his first career start after he limited the damage to a run and five hits in 6 2/3 innings of work at Fullcast Stadium. He struck out six and walked one.

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