Opening Day starter Takayuki Kishi allowed three runs over six innings to win his first game of the season for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles, whose 6-5 victory over the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks on Saturday put them alone at the top of the Pacific League.

Kishi (1-0) was pitching for the second time since he injured his left hamstring in the season opener. He struck out eight, while giving up four hits but walking none.

The Eagles gave the right-hander a four-run first-inning lead against rookie sidearmer Rei Takahashi, capped by Jabari Blash's 16th home run, a two-out, two-run shot.