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Jul 8, 2014

June MVP winners announced

Yokohama BayStars right-hander Shun Yamaguchi and Hiroshima Carp second baseman Ryosuke Kikuchi won the monthly MVP awards for pitchers and position players, respectively, in the Central League for the month of June, it was announced on Tuesday. The Pacific League monthly MVPs went to ...

Takahashi lifts Giants to win over Dragons

Jul 6, 2014

Takahashi lifts Giants to win over Dragons

Yoshinobu Takahashi hit a tiebreaking two-run single with two outs in the eighth inning Sunday to lift the Central League-leading Yomiuri Giants to a 3-1 win that completed a three-game sweep of the Chunichi Dragons. A day after Takahashi hit a three-run homer in ...

Chono leads Dragons past Dragons in 10th

Jul 5, 2014

Chono leads Dragons past Dragons in 10th

Hisayoshi Chono went 3-for-5 with three RBIs, featuring a tiebreaking RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning that lifted Yomiuri to a 7-6 sayonara victory over the Chunichi Dragons on Saturday. The Central League-leading Giants moved a season high 14 games above ...

Cruz settling in with Marines

Jul 5, 2014

Cruz settling in with Marines

by Jason Coskrey

Luis Cruz wanted to go home. He wanted to see his family again, wanted to be back in a familiar environment. He wanted to get away from that lonely hotel room in Fort Myers, Florida, that was a long way from his native Navojoa, ...

Iwasaki dominates as Hawks shred Marines

Jul 3, 2014

Iwasaki dominates as Hawks shred Marines

Sho Iwasaki combined on a seven-hit shutout with three relievers, Yuki Yanagita homered and drove in a pair of runs, and the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks routed the Chiba Lotte Marines 7-0 on Thursday night in Fukuoka. Iwasaki (2-0) allowed four hits, struck out four ...

Kokubo sacrifice fly lifts Carp over Giants

Jul 2, 2014

Kokubo sacrifice fly lifts Carp over Giants

The Hiroshima Carp outlasted the Central League-leading Yomiuri Giants in a tense 4-3 win on Wednesday evening, with Tetsuya Kokubo coming off the bench to drive in the winning run with a sacrifice fly. With the score tied 3-3 in the bottom of the ...