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Fighters run winning streak to 15

Jul 11, 2016

Fighters run winning streak to 15

Mitsuo Yoshikawa dodged bullets to work 5⅓ scoreless innings for the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters, who defeated the Orix Buffaloes 4-1 in the Pacific League to stretch the franchise’s longest win streak to 15 games. Before 20,892 at Kyocera Dome, Yoshikawa surrendered six hits ...

Giants' Aikawa comes through in clutch against BayStars

Jul 10, 2016

Giants' Aikawa comes through in clutch against BayStars

Ryoji Aikawa delivered a tiebreaking, three-run double to lift the Yomiuri Giants to a come-from-behind 10-7 Central League win over the Yokohama BayStars on Sunday afternoon. Before 44,017 at Tokyo Dome, the Giants bullpen stemmed the tide after Yokohama scored seven runs over the ...

Jul 10, 2016

BayStars sign veteran reliever Broadway

The Yokohama BayStars have acquired San Francisco Giants reliever Mike Broadway, BayStars general manager Shigeru Takada announced Saturday. The 29-year-old Broadway has pitched in 25 MLB games since last season for San Francisco. In four games this season with the Giants, he is 0-2 ...

Ota triple lifts Giants to victory over BayStars

Jul 8, 2016

Ota triple lifts Giants to victory over BayStars

Taishi Ota tripled in two runs in the seventh inning to break a tie as the Yomiuri Giants snapped the Yokohama BayStars’ three-game winning streak with a 3-1 victory on Friday in the Central League. BayStars starter Shoichi Ino (5-8) gave up a leadoff ...

Jul 8, 2016

Rakuten to acquire outfielder Peguero

The Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles have reached an agreement in principle to sign outfielder Carlos Peguero, a source close to the matter said Friday. Peguero, currently with St. Louis Cardinals’ Triple-A team in Memphis, has hit 179 home runs in the minors along with ...

Dragons beat Carp to deny Kuroda win No. 200

Jul 6, 2016

Dragons beat Carp to deny Kuroda win No. 200

Ryosuke Hirata broke a 1-1 tie with a sixth-inning RBI double as the Chunichi Dragons prevented Hiroki Kuroda from recording his 200th career victory in top-flight pro ball with a 4-1 win over the Hiroshima Carp in the Central League on Wednesday. “We didn’t ...

Jul 6, 2016

Tamura garners first monthly MVP honor

Chiba Lotte Marines catcher Tatsuhiro Tamura was named the Pacific League’s position player of the month for June on Wednesday, when Nippon Professional Baseball’s monthly honor roll was announced. The 22-year-old Tamura joins Tetsuto Yamada of the Tokyo Yakult Swallows, who won his fifth ...

Carp go from disappointing to dominating

Jul 6, 2016

Carp go from disappointing to dominating

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A year after nearly everyone picked the Hiroshima Carp to win their first Central League pennant since 1991, that elusive goal is now firmly on the agenda of the men in red. Hiroshima’s offense had scored 383 runs going into Wednesday’s games, more than ...