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Rookie right-hander Yuta Nakamura worked six innings to pace the Central League-leading Hiroshima Carp to a 7-1 interleague win over the Chiba Lotte Marines on Sunday.

Before 31,321 at Mazda Stadium, the 21-year-old Nakamura located his fastball and a nasty slider to improve to 3-0 in four starts. He gave up one run on four hits, two walks and a hit batsman, while striking out five.

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