Baseball: Ogasawara throws 7 shutout innings in Dragons' 4th straight win

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Shinnosuke Ogasawara threw seven shutout innings to steer the Chunichi Dragons to their fourth straight win Monday, edging the Yakult Swallows 1-0 in the Central League. Ogasawara (7-7) scattered four hits, two walks and a hit batsman while striking out five in a 97-pitch effort at Ventelin Dome Nagoya, coming out on top of a pitching duel with veteran Masanori Ishikawa (3-3) who tossed six innings allowing a run. Yota Kyoda hit a leadoff triple and came home in the first inning on a single by Yohei Oshima, who had three hits for the second straight day against the Swallows. It was not an easy...

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