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Rookie right-hander Masaya Kyoyama pitched 8-2/3 strong innings and Masayuki Kuwahara scored the go-ahead run on a second-inning home run in the Yokohama BayStars’ 9-1 triumph over the Chunichi Dragons on Friday.

In front of 26,099 at Yokohama Stadium, Kyoyama (6-5) took the mound with one out in the first inning and limited the Dragons to seven hits, while striking out six. The 20-year-old surrendered his only run to the first batter he faced, Yota Kyoda, who belted a home run.

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