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Career saves leader Hitoki Iwase stepped into the record books on Sunday when he closed out the Chunichi Dragons’ 5-4 come-from-behind win over the Yomiuri Giants.

Pitching in his 950th career game, the lefty surpassed the Nippon Professional Baseball record held by former Hankyu Braves ace and Hall of Famer Tetsuya Yoneda. The save, Iwase’s second of the season, extended his NPB record to 404.

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