Baseball: the Dragons ignite the Swallows behind ace Ono


Yudai Ono threw seven sparkling innings and stopped slugger Munetaka Murakami as the Chunichi Dragons beat the Central League leaders Yakult Swallows 8-0 on Friday. Ono (7-8) allowed one hit and two walks while striking out seven as he curbed 22-year-old Murakami’s record. “Above all, I’m happy to have kept them scoreless,” Ono said. “First place Yakult is not an easy team to take down. Murakami hit me hard the last time I played him, and I knew if I didn’t deal with him, we weren’t going to not win.” Ariel Martinez dealt the big blow to the Dragons, a two-or…

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