Baseball: Ono goes distance again for Dragons

Yudai Ono threw his Japan-best fourth shutout and eighth complete game on Wednesday in the Chunichi Dragons’ 9-0 Central League victory over the Hanshin Tigers.The two-hitter was the lefty’s second straight shutout. Ono (7-5) struck out nine without issuing a walk. He had two hits, a single and a two-run triple to shallow center that bounced past Tigers center fielder Koji Chikamoto in the Dragons’ five-run fifth at Koshien Stadium.”The fielders made some good plays behind me today,” said Ono who needed just 107 pitches.”I’ve been able to challenge hitters in the strike zone. That has allowed …

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