Baseball: Veterans Kishi, Okajima lift Eagles past Hawks

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Takayuki Kishi threw seven scoreless innings and fellow veteran Takero Okajima provided some run support as the Rakuten Eagles closed on the Pacific League-leading SoftBank Hawks with a 5-2 win on Thursday. The 37-year-old Kishi (6-3) struck out six while allowing two hits and a walk in a vintage performance at Rakuten Seimei Park. The win over SoftBank lifted the second-place Eagles to within 2-1/2 games of first place. "I wasn't sharp at the start, and I was wondering if I could hold it together, but I got some run support and found my rhythm," said Kishi, who moved within three wins of 150 ...

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