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Dening delivers winning blast for Swallows

Aug 6, 2015

Dening delivers winning blast for Swallows

Mitch Dening’s two-run home run put the Tokyo Yakult Swallows in front for good on Thursday in a 5-3 win over the Yomiuri Giants that prevented the hosts from being swept. Trailing 3-2 in the bottom of the sixth, Dening came up with one ...

Lions snap losing streak with win over Eagles

Aug 5, 2015

Lions snap losing streak with win over Eagles

Yusei Kikuchi (5-6) worked 6⅔ scoreless innings to help the Seibu Lions snap their franchise-worst 13 game losing streak with a 6-1 win over the Tohoku Rakuten Eagles. Kikuchi, a native of the Tohoku region, allowed five hits and two walks, while striking out ...

Wakamatsu shuts out Giants, halts Dragons' slide

Aug 2, 2015

Wakamatsu shuts out Giants, halts Dragons' slide

Rookie Shunta Wakamatsu snapped the Chunichi Dragons’ eight-game losing skid with an impressive first career shutout on Sunday as they beat the Central League-leading Yomiuri Giants 5-0. The right-hander scattered five hits, struck out six and walked two in a 139-pitch outing for his ...

Eagles end six-game slide

Aug 1, 2015

Eagles end six-game slide

Yasunori Kikuchi pitched seven innings of two-run ball, Wily Mo Pena tied the game and drove in a go-ahead run and the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles beat the Orix Buffaloes 5-3 on Saturday. Kikuchi (4-3) allowed seven hits, struck out three and walked two ...

Aug 1, 2015

Carp outfielder Schierholtz deactivated due to heatstroke

Hiroshima Carp announced Saturday that outfielder Nate Schierholtz has been deactivated after he pulled out of a game earlier in the week with heatstroke. Schierholtz was replaced during the Carp’s 5-4 win over the Tokyo Yakult Swallows on Thursday and missed Friday’s game against ...

Jul 31, 2015

Eagles acquire infielder Murillo

The Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles on Friday announced the acquisition of Mexican infielder Agustin Murillo. The 33-year-old Murillo, who has been playing with Monterrey in the Mexican League since 2010, joins the Eagles through the end of this season on a ¥10 million deal. ...

Kikuchi, Guzman lead Carp comeback

Jul 30, 2015

Kikuchi, Guzman lead Carp comeback

Ryosuke Kikuchi and Jesus Guzman sparked a comeback as the Hiroshima Carp overturned a four-run deficit in a 5-4 victory over the Tokyo Yakult Swallows on Thursday night. Trailing 4-3 in the eighth before a loud crowd of 30,136 at Tokyo’s Jingu Stadium, Guzman ...

Jul 30, 2015

Marines sign former Buffalo Baek

The Chiba Lotte Marines announced Thursday that they have signed South Korean right-hander Baek Cha-seung from the Musashino Heat Bears of the independent BC League on a one-year deal. The 35-year-old Baek played in Nippon Professional Baseball with Orix in 2012, but was limited ...