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Sakamoto drives in five runs as Giants pound Lions

May 26, 2015

Sakamoto drives in five runs as Giants pound Lions

Captain Hayato Sakamoto erupted for four hits and five RBIs as the Yomiuri Giants blew out the Seibu Lions 11-1 to start the interleague games Tuesday. Tomoyuki Sugano (6-4) was two outs away from throwing his second straight shutout, but an error by center ...

May 26, 2015

Nishioka sidelined with elbow injury

Infielder Tsuyoshi Nishioka was diagnosed with a damaged medial collateral ligament in his right elbow and will be out indefinitely, the Hanshin Tigers said Tuesday. Nishioka will not need surgery, but manager Yutaka Wada said the injury is fairly serious. “He’s going to need ...

May 26, 2015

Swallows acquire Australian outfielder Dening

The Tokyo Yakult Swallows announced the acquisition of Australian outfielder Mitch Dening for the remainder of the season Tuesday. Dening played for Niigata Albirex of the independent BC league. He was hitting .270 with one home run and 14 RBIs in 74 at-bats this ...

Swallows punish Carp with ninth-inning salvo

May 24, 2015

Swallows punish Carp with ninth-inning salvo

Masayoshi Miwa made Hiroshima pay for intentionally putting the go-ahead run on base with a come-from-behind, two-run, ninth-inning triple that lifted the Tokyo Yakult Swallows to a 9-8 win over the Carp on Sunday afternoon. The Swallows overcame a day in which the Carp’s ...

May 22, 2015

Buffaloes ace Kaneko set for season debut

Right-hander Chihiro Kaneko, who ran last year’s postseason awards table, is set to return to the mound on Saturday afternoon, in what will be his first game since having shoulder surgery in November. The Orix Buffaloes on Friday announced the 31-year-old Kaneko as their ...

Swallows down BayStars in 11th

May 21, 2015

Swallows down BayStars in 11th

Kazuhiro Hatakeyama singled in the winning run with two outs in the 11th inning to send the Tokyo Yakult Swallows to a 4-3 sayonara victory over the Central League-leading Yokohama BayStars on Thursday. Tetsuto Yamada singled with two outs against right-hander Yota Kosugi, the ...

Miura takes control as BayStars beat Swallows

May 20, 2015

Miura takes control as BayStars beat Swallows

Player-coach Daisuke Miura allowed four hits over eight innings and Yoshitomo Tsutsugo homered twice to lift the Central League-leading Yokohama BayStars to a 2-0 win over the Tokyo Yakult Swallows on Wednesday. The 41-year-old Miura improved to 2-0 in two starts this season, both ...