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Takahiro Norimoto threw a five-hit shutout and Japhet Amador hit a first-inning grand slam as the Pacific League-leading Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles defeated the Chiba Lotte Marines 5-0 on Wednesday.

Norimoto (4-1) earned his third straight win after striking out 12, reaching double-digits for a club-record fourth consecutive game in his 100-pitch outing. He let a runner reach second base just once, when Takashi Ogino hit a leadoff double in the first inning.

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