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Despite an initial phase of uncertainty about moving to Japan, new Yomiuri Giants lefty Aaron Poreda appears to be taking well to pitching in unfamiliar territory.

On Sunday, Poreda got his first taste of his home park’s mound with two scoreless innings in a 4-2 exhibition defeat to the Central League rival Tokyo Yakult Swallows at Tokyo Dome. Poreda showed good movement on his fastball in a 35-pitch effort. The 28-year-old allowed no hits, while walking one and striking out one.

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