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Right-hander Yu Darvish will take the mound on opening day for the second straight year, and the third time in his career, the San Diego Padres said Thursday.

Japan will have two opening day pitchers in the majors for the third time with Darvish facing the Arizona Diamondbacks on April 7 and Los Angeles Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani taking on the Houston Astros.

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