BayStars demolish Giants with six-homer attack

Sep 23, 2016

BayStars demolish Giants with six-homer attack

The Yokohama BayStars are happy, not satisfied, to have secured an A-Class finish in the Central League. They gave the Yomiuri Giants a lesson in the distinction between the two in what they hope is their last trip to Tokyo Dome this year. The ...

Race for PL flag going down to wire

| Sep 19, 2016

Race for PL flag going down to wire

Barring some major hiccups going into the home stretch, the NPB playoff picture appears to be more or less set, with one big exception. The Pacific League pennant is still out there for the taking as the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks and the Hokkaido Nippon ...

Returning Carp hero Kuroda gets fitting reward

Sep 11, 2016

Returning Carp hero Kuroda gets fitting reward

It took the Hiroshima Carp winning their first Central League pennant in 25 years to get veteran pitcher Hiroki Kuroda to drop his steely public facade. Kuroda, so business-like and methodical on the mound, couldn’t hold back the tears on Saturday night after the ...

Hiroshima Carp capture first pennant since 1991

Sep 10, 2016

Hiroshima Carp capture first pennant since 1991

For two days, the Hiroshima Carp and their fans watched as Yomiuri Giants victories over other teams kept them from clinching a long-awaited Central League title. Finally, on Saturday night, the Carp were able to take matters into their own hands. Seiya Suzuki hit ...