Baseball: Carp's Kikuchi wins 8th straight Golden Glove

The Hiroshima Carp’s Ryosuke Kikuchi continued to set the gold standard in the balloting for Japanese pro baseball’s fielding awards, earning his eighth straight Central League Golden Glove at second base on Friday. Kikuchi this year became the first second baseman in Japan to play a full season without making an error. Chunichi Dragons center fielder Yohei Oshima also picked up his eighth career award among CL outfielders, earning the honor for the third straight season. The Pacific League and Japan Series champion SoftBank Hawks led all teams with four fielding honors, with catcher Takuya Ka…

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