Baseball: MLB veteran Shoemaker shines in shutout

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Matt Shoemaker threw a two-hit shutout and scored the winning run on Saturday as the Central League-leading Yomiuri Giants won their sixth straight, 3-0 over the Chunichi Dragons. The 35-year-old right-hander, making his third start in Japan, struck out eight at Nagoya's Vantelin Dome without allowing a walk, and did not allow a base runner until a two-out seventh-inning double. Shoemaker (1-1) singled off Dragons starter Takahiro Matsuba (0-1) with no outs in the top of the sixth, and scored the tie-breaking run on a wild pitch. Hiroyuki Nakajima doubled in two insurance runs in the top of th...

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