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Takayuki Kishi got the job done in his first game with the Pacific League-leading Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles, who beat the Chiba Lotte Marines 4-1 on Sunday.

Kishi, the former ace of the Seibu Lions, joined the Eagles in the offseason as a free agent but was scratched from his Opening Day start due to a bout of influenza. When he finally took the mound, Kishi (1-0) allowed a run over six innings. He surrendered four hits and two walks, while striking out four.

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