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Daisuke Yamai held Japan’s best-hitting team to two hits over the distance as the Chunichi Dragons beat the Tokyo Yakult Swallows 6-0 on Saturday afternoon.

Yamai, who once combined with reliever Hitoki Iwase for a perfect game in the Japan Series and threw a no-hitter last year, didn’t allow a hit through 6-2/3 innings. The right-hander struck out five, while walking three.

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