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New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka received his Japan Series championship ring on Saturday at Yankee Stadium from Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles owner Hiroshi Mikitani.

“That sensation of becoming No. 1 in Japan came back along with it (the ring),” said Tanaka, who went 24-0 last year in the regular season and has followed that with a 2-1 record with two saves in the postseason.

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