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Sugano holds Eagles to three hits in stellar outing

Jun 14, 2014

Sugano holds Eagles to three hits in stellar outing

Tomoyuki Sugano worked 7-1/3 scoreless innings to earn his eighth victory on Saturday as the Yomiuri Giants held on to beat the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 3-1 in an interleague rematch of last year’s Japan Series contestants. Yoshiyuki Kamei’s ground RBI single broke a ...

Lowly Lions hammer Carp

Jun 13, 2014

Lowly Lions hammer Carp

Seibu newcomer Ernesto Mejia homered for the second straight game, while Takeya Nakamura belted his 250th career home run as the Pacific League cellar-dwelling Lions hammered the Hiroshima Carp 7-0 on Friday evening. Before a crowd of 26,737 at Seibu Dome, Mejia opened the ...

Yokohama's Gurriel breaks loose in Japan debut

Jun 8, 2014

Yokohama's Gurriel breaks loose in Japan debut

Cuba’s Yulieski Gurriel went 3-for-4 with two runs scored in his Japan debut as the Yokohama BayStars rallied to beat the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 5-1 on Sunday afternoon. Shun Yamaguchi (2-1) tossed one-run ball and yielded four hits over eight innings to win ...

Matsuda, Hawks clobber Carp

Jun 7, 2014

Matsuda, Hawks clobber Carp

Nobuhiro Matsuda came a homer shy of the cycle and drove in four runs, Kenichi Nakata allowed just two runs over 7-1/3 quality innings and the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks walloped the Hiroshima Carp 16-5 on Saturday afternoon. The Central League-leading Carp lost their fourth ...

Jun 7, 2014

Hawks pitcher Wolfe scheduled to have elbow surgery

Fukuoka Softbank Hawks right-hander Brian Wolfe will undergo elbow surgery and will miss the rest of the season, the Pacific League announced Saturday. Wolfe, who is 4-2 with a 3.04 ERA in eight games, suffered damage to the ulnar collateral ligament in his right ...