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Utsumi savors win as Giants beat Carp

Aug 2, 2014

Utsumi savors win as Giants beat Carp

Home runs by Hayato Sakamoto and Shinnosuke Abe lifted the Yomiuri Giants to a 3-1 win on Saturday over the Hiroshima Carp and earned ace Tetsuya Utsumi his first win in over two months. Sakamoto’s eighth homer of the year tied it 1-1 in ...

Brewers best Cardinals' Wainwright

Aug 2, 2014

Brewers best Cardinals' Wainwright

Aramis Ramirez knows he’s not supposed to have success like this against Adam Wainwright. “I don’t have an explanation for it,” the Milwaukee Brewers cleanup man said after setting the tone with a home run and RBI double off the St. Louis Cardinals’ ace ...

Muranaka tames Tigers in rout

Jul 31, 2014

Muranaka tames Tigers in rout

Kyohei Muranaka allowed one unearned run over eight sharp innings, Wladimir Balentien homered, and the Tokyo Yakult Swallows turned a close game into an 8-1 rout of the Hanshin Tigers to clinch the three-game series on Thursday night. Muranaka (1-2), who returned to the ...

Matsui leads Dragons past Carp in 10th

Jul 29, 2014

Matsui leads Dragons past Carp in 10th

Yusuke Matsui started strong but saved the best for last on Tuesday, belting a two-run, 10th-inning home run to lift the Chunichi Dragons to a 3-1 victory over the Hiroshima Carp. Matsui broke the ice with an RBI single and homered with one on ...

Otonari triumphs in first start since May 2013

Jul 27, 2014

Otonari triumphs in first start since May 2013

Kenji Otonari returned to the mound at Yafuoku Dome for the first time in over a year on Sunday, and pitched better than ever as the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks beat the Orix Buffaloes 3-2 to complete a three-game sweep in a battle between Pacific ...

Hawks beat Buffaloes to seize first place

Jul 26, 2014

Hawks beat Buffaloes to seize first place

Toru Hosokawa belted a tie-breaking two-run homer and Kenichi Nakata allowed a run in six innings to propel the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks into first place in the Pacific League with a 3-1 win on Saturday over the Orix Buffaloes. In front of 38,561 at ...

Eagles skipper Hoshino returns to team

Jul 24, 2014

Eagles skipper Hoshino returns to team

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles manager Senichi Hoshino was back in uniform on Thursday for the first time in two months after having surgery. Hoshino, 67, took a leave of absence from the club in May and has since had surgery to repair a herniated ...