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Maeda, Eldred lift Carp in shutout of Tigers

Aug 27, 2015

Maeda, Eldred lift Carp in shutout of Tigers

Kenta Maeda threw eight innings and Brad Eldred’s second home run in two nights gave the Hiroshima Carp the early lead in a 2-0 win over the Central League-leading Hanshin Tigers on Thursday. The Carp’s fourth straight win completed a sweep of their rain-abbreviated ...

Ogawa lifts Swallows to win over Giants

Aug 26, 2015

Ogawa lifts Swallows to win over Giants

Right-hander Yasuhiro Ogawa withstood five scoring opportunities and drew an 11-pitch bases-loaded walk to spark a four-run fourth inning for the Tokyo Yakult Swallows in a 4-0 win over the Yomiuri Giants on Wednesday night. Ogawa (9-6) allowed seven hits, a walk and a ...

Swallows' Ishikawa keeps rival Giants in check

Aug 25, 2015

Swallows' Ishikawa keeps rival Giants in check

Masanori Ishikawa held Yomiuri to two runs over 7-2/3 innings as the Tokyo Yakult Swallows won 5-2 on Tuesday, moving into second and within a game of the Giants in the Central League. The Swallows staked Ishikawa (8-9) to a five-run lead by the ...

Messenger dominates as Tigers sweep BayStars

Aug 23, 2015

Messenger dominates as Tigers sweep BayStars

Randy Messenger held the Yokohama BayStars to a run over eight innings as the Hanshin Tigers maintained a foothold at the top of the Central League with a 3-1 win on Sunday. Messenger (8-10) allowed three hits and struck out 11 without a walk ...

Aug 23, 2015

Fighters reliever Takeda to have knee surgery

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters right-hander Hisashi Takeda will undergo surgery to repair meniscus damage in his right knee on Aug. 31 in Sapporo and will aim to return to action some time next season, the Pacific League club said Sunday. The 36-year-old Takeda, who ...

Toritani ignites Tigers in rout of BayStars

Aug 22, 2015

Toritani ignites Tigers in rout of BayStars

Takashi Toritani went 3-for-5 and drove in three runs as the Central League-leading Hanshin Tigers beat the YokohamaBayStars 7-2 on Saturday. Toritani broke a 1-1 tie in the fourth, driving in two runs with a two-out, bases-loaded double to deep right off Kazuki Mishima’s ...

Lions escape with victory over Marines

Aug 21, 2015

Lions escape with victory over Marines

Ken Togame (8-7) scattered seven hits and two walks over six innings as the Seibu Lions defeated the Chiba Lotte Marines 7-6 and leapfrogged them into third place in the Pacific League standings on Friday. Before 20,506 at Seibu Prince Dome, the game appeared ...

Giants complete sweep of CL-leading Tigers

Aug 20, 2015

Giants complete sweep of CL-leading Tigers

Hayato Sakamoto hit a walk-off RBI single as the Yomiuri Giants swept the three-game home stand against the first-place Hanshin Tigers with a 2-1 victory Thursday. With one out and the bases loaded in the ninth inning at Tokyo Dome, Sakamoto’s base hit off ...

Giants use 12-run inning to rout first-place Tigers

Aug 19, 2015

Giants use 12-run inning to rout first-place Tigers

Rookie right-hander Mizuki Tsuchida kept Yomiuri from sinking in the fourth inning and the Giants came back with a vengeance, overcoming a three-run deficit to clobber the Hanshin Tigers 12-3 on Wednesday. Before 44,837 at Tokyo Dome, Tsuchida (1-0) took the mound in relief ...