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Double-duty right-hander Shohei Otani lit up Koshien Stadium on Tuesday night, striking out 11 in eight innings as the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters blanked the Hanshin Tigers 4-0 in interleague action.

Otani (6-1), who often plays right field for the Fighters on days when he isn’t pitching, hit 160 kph twice and another former high school sensation, outfielder Sho Nakata, homered and drove in two runs at Japan’s Mecca of high school ball in Hyogo Prefecture.

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