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If the pressure of making his NPB debut at Tokyo Dome in front of 42,870 fans got to Yomiuri Giants left-hander Kazuto Taguchi, the 19-year-old didn’t let it show — on the mound or at the plate.

Taguchi was calm, cool and collected over seven innings of one-run ball and put himself in the driver’s seat with the tiebreaking RBI single in the fourth as the Giants bounced back with a 2-1 win over the Tokyo Yakult Swallows in the second game of the teams’ Tokyo Series on Saturday afternoon.

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