Giants win pennant before beating Carp

Sep 23, 2013

Giants win pennant before beating Carp

The Yomiuri Giants raced out of the dugout after the final out, as streamers and confetti rained down from the stands, and tossed their manager into the air eight times. So what if the title had been secured a little more than three hours ...

Balentien ties single-season home run record

Sep 11, 2013

Balentien ties single-season home run record

Before facing the Hiroshima Carp, Wladimir Balentien and teammate Ryoji Aikawa decided they were going to go with a high-sock look, or as Balentien put it, “old-school, Sadaharu Oh-style.” He really resembled the Yomiuri Giants legend when he stroked a history-making home run into ...

Balentien ties single-season home run record

Sep 11, 2013

Balentien ties single-season home run record

Wladimir Balentien turned Japanese baseball’s record-setting trio into a quartet. Balentien hit an opposite-field solo home run in the sixth inning of the Tokyo Yakult Swallows’ game against the Hiroshima Carp to tie the NPB single-season record with his 55th homer of the year ...

Balentien belts 54th home run in loss to Carp

Sep 10, 2013

Balentien belts 54th home run in loss to Carp

Wladimir Balentien moved one step closer to history, and the Hiroshima Carp remained on track for a long-awaited trip to the postseason. In a way, everyone went home happy about something. Balentien connected on his 54th home run of the year, a two-run shot ...