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Daisuke Matsuzaka was yanked after throwing just 32 pitches, during which the former major leaguer allowed eight runs on eight hits and a hit batsman in the Chunichi Dragons’ 12-3 Central League loss to the DeNA BayStars on Saturday.

Matsuzaka was making just his second start of the season after suffering shoulder inflammation from a fluke off-field injury in spring training. His first pitch was hit for a single by Tomo Otosaka, and Yoshitomo Tsutsugo hit Matsuzaka’s next strike, a 1-0 pitch for an RBI double.

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