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Who's on 1st: Arai, Kurihara share Golden Glove
John E. Gibson Daily Yomiuri Sportswriter
Both Takahiro Arai and Kenta Kurihara at one time had their feet on the first base bag while teammates with the Hiroshima Carp. Now they both have their hands on the Mitsui Golden Glove Award.
Arai, a free agent who bolted from the Carp to the Hanshin Tigers in the offseason, and Kurihara tied in voting for first base in the Central League, Nippon Professional Baseball announced Wednesday.
It was the first Golden Glove Award for both players, who garnered 50 votes each from 177 media members in the third tie and first in 15 years--in the 37-year history of balloting.
Arai, who helped carry Hanshin to a …