Baseball: Tanaka battles to 2nd win as Eagles blank Marines

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Former New York Yankee Masahiro Tanaka toughed out six scoreless innings as he battled his control to earn his second straight win in the Rakuten Eagles' 3-0 Pacific League victory over the Lotte Marines on Saturday. Tanaka (2-1) struck out six, walked a batter and hit a batter while scattering five hits at Sendai's Rakuten Seimei Miyagi Park in his third start since returning from the major leagues. Tanaka managed just one perfect inning in a 106-pitch outing. Right-hander Kota Futaki (1-2), the Marines Opening Day starter, gave up six hits and three walks while striking out four in his five ...

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