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The Nippon Ham Fighters feted retiring star Atsunori Inaba on Sunday and capped it off with a 1-0 win over the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles.

Double-duty right-hander Shohei Otani worked two innings in the start of an otherwise meaningless game for the Fighters and hit 162 km per hour on the radar gun on his second pitch to Ginji Akaminai, matching the fastest recorded speed for a pitch in Japanese ball.

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