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Tokyo Yakult Swallows ace Masanori Ishikawa allowed just a run in seven innings on Friday in a 3-1 win over the Hiroshima Carp, who lost their third straight game.

Ishikawa (2-1) gave up six hits, five of them singles, and a walk, while striking out eight — the 37-year-old lefty’s highest total since June 2014.

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