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Junya Nishi returned to his slugging past as he belted his first home run while throwing his first complete game as a pro in the Hanshin Tigers’ 8-1 Central League win over the Tokyo Yakult Swallows on Wednesday.

At Jingu Stadium, Nishi (2-0) belted a two-run second-inning home run, one of four hit by the Tigers, and also struck out seven and allowed one run on six hits over the distance.

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