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Forty-year-old ace Daisuke Miura threw seven innings on Thursday night to win his fifth straight start as the Yokohama BayStars beat the third-place Hiroshima Carp 3-0.

Miura (5-4) allowed five hits and two walks, while striking out three. He was fortunate to leave the mound with the lead in the seventh, when pinch hitter Soichiro Amaya drove him to the warning track with two on and two outs.

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