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Tigers beat rival Giants

Jul 22, 2015

Tigers beat rival Giants

Hanshin Tigers starter Atsushi Nomi threw one-run ball over six innings and was gifted three first-inning runs in a 4-2 win over the Yomiuri Giants on Wednesday. The Tigers loaded the bases with two outs in the first against Giants lefty Aaron Poreda (6-5), ...

Ageless wonder Yamamoto solid in outing on farm

Jul 22, 2015

Ageless wonder Yamamoto solid in outing on farm

The oldest winning pitcher in Nippon Professional Baseball history, Masahiro Yamamoto worked a season-high 5⅔ innings in the minors on Wednesday as he builds toward making his first-team season debut. Yamamoto, who will turn 50 next month, allowed just four hits in the Chunichi ...

Aizawa delivers decisive hit for Carp

Jul 21, 2015

Aizawa delivers decisive hit for Carp

Tsubasa Aizawa broke a 5-5 tie in the eighth with a two-run triple to help the Hiroshima Carp rally past the Chunichi Dragons 8-5 on Tuesday. Chunichi reliever Shinji Tajima (3-5) walked one batter and hit another before a 54-minute rain delay. Tajima returned ...

Buffaloes' Kaneko outduels Lions' Kishi

Jul 20, 2015

Buffaloes' Kaneko outduels Lions' Kishi

Chihiro Kaneko had his best effort of the season on Monday afternoon as the Orix Buffaloes returned from the All-Star break with a 2-0 win over the Seibu Lions. Before 26,073 at Kyocera Dome, Kaneko (4-4) got a lot of mileage out of his ...

Jul 18, 2015

BayStars want to retain manager Nakahata

The Yokohama BayStars front office has asked manager Kiyoshi Nakahata to stay on for next season, the popular skipper revealed Saturday. “I was told that regardless of wins and losses I was wanted back next season,” said Nakahata, whose current contract runs through the ...

Matsuda, Lee carry Hawks past Fighters

Jul 15, 2015

Matsuda, Lee carry Hawks past Fighters

Nobuhiro Matsuda’s three-run, seventh-inning home run broke up a tie game as the Pacific League-leading Fukuoka Softbank Hawks came from behind to beat the Nippon Ham Fighters 7-4 on Wednesday afternoon. Lee Dae-ho went 4-for-4 with a walk and a second-inning homer for the ...

Two-time Sawamura Award winner Takahashi dies at 69

Jul 15, 2015

Two-time Sawamura Award winner Takahashi dies at 69

Kazumi Takahashi, a left-hander who won two Sawamura Awards for the Yomiuri Giants during their run of nine straight Japan Series championship seasons, has died of multiple organ failure, informed sources said Wednesday. He was 69. Takahashi, who had a career record of 167-132 ...