Baseball: Aoyagi outpitches Ono as Tigers narrowly beat Dragons

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Koyo Aoyagi outpitched his fellow Tokyo Olympic teammate Yudai Ono as the Central League-leading Hanshin Tigers beat the Chunichi Dragons 2-1 on Tuesday. Aoyagi (6-2), named along with Ono among 24 Samurai Japan players by manager Atsunori Inaba last week, allowed one unearned run over seven innings on four hits and a walk as he struck out three in a 91-pitch effort at Vantelin Dome Nagoya. "I was really wary (of Ono), I couldn't beat him much last season so I was intent on putting in a good effort," said Aoyagi, who has improved his ERA to a CL-leading 1.96. "It's pretty awesome hearing that ...

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