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Right-hander Daichi Takeyasu pitched seven-plus innings and claimed his first win since 2017 on Monday as the Orix Buffaloes defeated the Tokyo Yakult Swallows 6-2 in interleague play.

Takeyasu (1-0) allowed two runs on five hits, a walk and two hit batsmen in the day’s only game. He struck out six batters in his second start since joining the Buffaloes from the Hanshin Tigers during the offseason.

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