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The Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles finally got some bang for their bucks at the plate, and found a surprise hero on the mound in the process.

The Eagles finally turned some of their hits into runs, and a valiant effort out of the bullpen by Kenny Ray helped preserve the lead for starter Manabu Mima as Rakuten defeated the Yomiuri Giants 5-1 in Game 3 of the Japan Series on Tuesday night at Tokyo Dome.

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