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Manabu Mima carried a perfect game into the ninth inning as the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles beat the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 5-1 on Friday, handing the Pacific League leaders their fifth consecutive loss.

Mima (6-3) allowed two hits and a walk, while striking out six in a 117-pitch effort. It was his first win since June 9 and the Eagles’ first complete-game victory of the season.

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