Swallows blank Giants in Game 2 of CLCS

Oct 15, 2015

Swallows blank Giants in Game 2 of CLCS

The Tokyo Yakult Swallows finally landed a knockout blow against Yomiuri Giants pitcher Miles Mikolas. The fact they got some of their own stars going in the process has them sizing up the rest of the Giants for a similar knockdown before everything is ...

Giants wipe out deficit with Game 1 win

Oct 14, 2015

Giants wipe out deficit with Game 1 win

The Yomiuri Giants were at a one-game disadvantage before the first pitch was even thrown in the Central League Climax Series final stage. So there was little time to waste once the balls actually started flying for real. Hayato Sakamoto hit a come-from-behind two ...

Balentien ready to go after fine-tuning game

Oct 14, 2015

Balentien ready to go after fine-tuning game

The Tokyo Yakult Swallows had a lengthy break between the end of the regular season (Oct. 4) and the beginning of the Central League Climax Series final stage on Wednesday night. Wladimir Balentien is hoping it was just enough time to work out the ...

Giants finish Tigers, set up Swallows showdown

Oct 12, 2015

Giants finish Tigers, set up Swallows showdown

The Yomiuri Giants finally managed to cage the Hanshin Tigers once and for all. Next up is a good old-fashioned Tokyo showdown against their crosstown rivals, the Yakult Swallows. “Bring ’em on,” Giants pitcher Aaron Poreda said. Shinnosuke Abe picked up a pair of ...

Tigers stave off elimination

Oct 11, 2015

Tigers stave off elimination

As reporters left the field at the conclusion of the Hanshin Tigers’ batting practice, Tom O’Malley, one of the team’s hitting coaches, gave a wave and said, “We’ll see you tomorrow.” It didn’t take long for the Tigers to start proving him right. Randy ...

Giants slip past Tigers in opener

Oct 10, 2015

Giants slip past Tigers in opener

Yoshinobu Takahashi picked up the biggest RBI of the Yomiuri Giants’ season without even swinging his bat. Giants closer Hirokazu Sawamura kept the Tigers off the board in the ninth and 10th innings, and Takahashi drew a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the ...