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SENDAI (Kyodo) Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles right-hander Masahiro Tanaka continued his stellar start to the season on Wednesday, throwing a three-hit shutout in a 2-0 win over the Chiba Lotte Marines.

Tanaka (3-0) struck out seven and walked three en route to his third complete game and second shutout of the season. With the win, the Eagles regained first place in the Pacific League.

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