Swallows' Tateyama collects victory against Dragons

Jul 25, 2015

Swallows' Tateyama collects victory against Dragons

TokyoYakult Swallows starter Shohei Tateyama claimed his second win of the season after holding the Chunichi Dragons to three runs in a 7-5 win on Friday. Following his first win in three seasons two weeks ago, Tateyama (2-0) allowed four hits and struck out ...

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 ...

Jul 13, 2015

Dragons acquire veteran pitchers Naylor, Perez

The Chunichi Dragons on Monday announced the signings of pitchers Drew Naylor and Rafael Perez for the remainder of the season. Naylor, a 29-year-old Australian, was 4-1 with two saves this year for the Kagawa Olive Guyners in the Shikoku Island League Plus. The ...

Mori lowers boom as Lions slay Dragons

Jun 3, 2015

Mori lowers boom as Lions slay Dragons

Teenage slugger Tomoya Mori, who has proven to be the most popular player in this summer’s all-star voting, blasted two homers and a double on Wednesday as the Pacific League’s Seibu Lions beat the Central League’s Chunichi Dragons 4-1 in interleague action. The 19-year-old ...

Yoshimi extends scoreless innings streak to 20

Apr 23, 2015

Yoshimi extends scoreless innings streak to 20

Chunichi Dragons ace Kazuki Yoshimi remained untouchable this season, throwing seven scoreless innings in a 3-1 win over the Central League-leading Tokyo Yakult Swallows. Yoshimi (2-0), who has returned from Tommy John surgery, has yet to allow a run in 20 innings this season. ...