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Takahiro Norimoto moved past Hall of Famer Hideo Nomo in the NPB record books on Thursday by striking out 10-plus batters in seven consecutive games.

The 26-year-old Norimoto (7-1) fanned 12 in eight innings for the Tohoku Rakuten Eagles in their 3-2 interleague win over the Yomiuri Giants before 25,040 at rainy Kobo Park Miyagi. The right-hander allowed six hits and a walk and finished his night with 129 pitches.

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