Dragons' Ono fires three-hit shutout

Jun 28, 2016

Dragons' Ono fires three-hit shutout

Yudai Ono looked like he’d barely broken a sweat as he walked out of Tokyo Dome. The ease with which he went up and down the Yomiuri Giants’ lineup hadn’t given him much of a chance to work up one. Ono threw a three-hit ...

Swallows' Yamada pounces on Dragons in series opener

Jun 24, 2016

Swallows' Yamada pounces on Dragons in series opener

Japanese baseball’s interleague interlude gave Central League pitchers a brief respite from having their ERAs ruined by Tetsuto Yamada. But on a somewhat wet Friday night at Jingu Stadium, the Tokyo Yakult Swallows star declared school was back in session. Yamada drove in two ...

Iconic Ichiro earned new place in history

| Jun 16, 2016

Iconic Ichiro earned new place in history

During a May segment on the ESPN program ‘Pardon the Interruption,’ hosts Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon, former Washington Post sportswriters, were asked to choose if Jackie Bradley Jr.’s 27-game hitting streak or the suddenly blazing form of 42-year-old Ichiro Suzuki, who at the ...