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Masahiro Tanaka pitched the coronavirus-hit Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles to a 7-3 Pacific League win against the Saitama Seibu Lions on Tuesday, allowing two runs over seven innings as his team returned to action.

Rakuten had canceled its home games against the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks over the weekend after reporting infections of eight players and a pitching coach in the past week. In its first game in four days, the team was quick in giving the former New York Yankee the lead.

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