Cruz, Chono carry Giants past Swallows

Mar 26, 2016

Cruz, Chono carry Giants past Swallows

Luis Cruz thought he had a home run in his first game in a Yomiuri Giants uniform, but had to settle for a double following a replay review. He didn’t leave any doubts this time. Cruz connected on a three-run home run, Hisayoshi Chono ...

Gomes expands horizons with Japan move

Mar 22, 2016

Gomes expands horizons with Japan move

Yomiuri Giants reliever Tetsuya Yamaguchi, for some reason, thought he could get away with a first-pitch, 128-kph slider over the outside of the plate against Jonny Gomes. A few seconds later, Gomes, the newest member of the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles, was jogging around ...

Marines' Standridge looks forward to new challenge

Mar 14, 2016

Marines' Standridge looks forward to new challenge

The beard adorning Jason Standridge’s face gives the Trussville, Alabama, native the look of a grizzled veteran. He smiled wide as he ran his fingers across it and noted, almost wistfully, that a date with a razor was forthcoming, meaning the look wouldn’t be ...