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Kazuto Taguchi threw a two-hitter for his first career shutout on Wednesday as the Yomiuri Giants eased to a 5-0 win over the Chunichi Dragons, extending their winning streak to five.

Taguchi (7-6), who has won four straight decisions, held the Dragons to two singles and a hit batter, striking out seven in a 116-pitch outing while driving in a run in the fourth.

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