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The wind may have affected Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles pitcher Takahiro Norimoto on Friday night, but not nearly as much as Toshiaki Imae’s bat did.

Imae hit a towering home run in the second and hit a tie-breaking double in the fifth to back starter Yoshihisa Naruse in the Chiba Lotte Marines’ 4-3 victory over the Eagles on Friday night at QVC Marine Field.

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