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BayStars' Kajitani makes immediate impact in return

May 4, 2016

BayStars' Kajitani makes immediate impact in return

Takayuki Kajitani marked his return to the Yokohama BayStars’ lineup by driving in one run and scoring another in a 3-2 victory over the Tokyo Yakult Swallows in the Central League on Wednesday afternoon. Before a crowd of 28,940 at Yokohama Stadium, Kajitani, who ...

Maru blasts two homers as Carp maul Dragons

Apr 30, 2016

Maru blasts two homers as Carp maul Dragons

Yoshihiro Maru hit a pair of three-run homers and Hiroki Kuroda threw seven innings as the Hiroshima Carp whipped the Chunichi Dragons 12-2 in the Central League on Saturday afternoon. Before Kuroda (4-1) did not walk a batter, nor did he allow two runners ...

Bogusevic adjusting to NPB game

Apr 30, 2016

Bogusevic adjusting to NPB game

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When Orix Buffaloes outfielder Brian Bogusevic was in college at Tulane University, years before setting foot in Japan, he was a two-way star as a pitcher and outfielder. He was a decent pitcher, too, earning first-team All-Conference USA and second team National Collegiate Baseball ...

Former Giants pitcher Kasahara arrested in gambling probe

Apr 29, 2016

Former Giants pitcher Kasahara arrested in gambling probe

Former Yomiuri Giants pitcher Shoki Kasahara, who has admitted betting on baseball, was arrested on Friday on suspicion of illegal gambling along with restaurant operator Satoshi Saito. Kasahara is one of four Giants pitchers who have been released and suspended after admitting to betting ...

Apr 29, 2016

BayStars' Tsutsugo sidelined with muscle strain

Yokohama BayStars cleanup hitter Yoshitomo Tsutsugo was deactivated on Friday due to a muscle strain, the Central League club said. Tsutsugo, who left Thursday’s game against the Chunichi Dragons early, is expected back in a minimum of 10 days. According to manager Alex Ramirez, ...

Sugano's scoreless streak halted at 30 innings

Apr 28, 2016

Sugano's scoreless streak halted at 30 innings

Yomiuri Giants starter Tomoyuki Sugano saw his scoreless streak end at 30 innings on Thursday and his team blew a three-run lead in a 3-3 tie after 12 innings against the Hanshin Tigers on Thursday night. Hayato Sakamoto, who went deep twice in Wednesday’s ...

Apr 28, 2016

BayStars end plan to sign McBride

The Yokohama BayStars have given up on their bid to acquire Matt McBride from the Oakland Athletics’ Triple-A affiliate, it was learned Thursday. The BayStars had reached a broad agreement with McBride, according to club officials, but the deal was scuppered when the 30-year-old ...

Wada, Uchikawa lift Hawks over Buffaloes

Apr 27, 2016

Wada, Uchikawa lift Hawks over Buffaloes

Tsuyoshi Wada pitched six scoreless innings and Seiichi Uchikawa hit the 150th home run of his career as the Pacific League-leading Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks beat the Orix Buffaloes 5-2 on Wednesday. Yuki Yanagita followed up Kenta Imamiya’s one-out double with an RBI single to ...

Carp veteran Arai joins 2,000-hit club

Apr 26, 2016

Carp veteran Arai joins 2,000-hit club

Takahiro Arai reached 2,000 career hits as the 39-year-old helped the Hiroshima Carp defeat the Tokyo Yakult Swallows 11-3 in the Central League on Tuesday. With the Carp leading 3-0 after consecutive second-inning solo homers, Arai doubled in a run in the top of ...