Baseball / Japanese Baseball

Dragons crush Swallows


Four pitchers combined on a five-hit shutout on Wednesday for the Chunichi Dragons in a 12-0 Central League win over the Tokyo Yakult Swallows.

Kodai Umetsu (4-1), the Dragons’ second-round draft pick last autumn, allowed three hits, issued three walks and struck out six to collect the win.

Issei Endo, who entered the game as a pinch runner in the fifth inning, doubled, singled, scored three runs and drove in three to spark the Dragons at Nagoya Dome.

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