Mar 18, 2014

Yamasaki to re-sign with Dragons for retirement ceremony

The Chunichi Dragons announced Tuesday that they will sign retired slugger Takeshi Yamasaki and will use Friday’s preseason game against the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles as a farewell game. Yamasaki, who retired with the Dragons last season, turned pro out of high school and ...

Evergreen Yamamoto aiming to become oldest winning pitcher

Jan 5, 2014

Evergreen Yamamoto aiming to become oldest winning pitcher

Japan’s oldest active player, Chunichi Dragons lefty Masahiro Yamamoto, said Sunday that he expects to improve this year and become the oldest winning pitcher in Nippon Professional Baseball history. Speaking at an event in Nagoya, the Chunichi Dragons pitcher, who turned 48 last August, ...

Carp lock up third-place spot for playoffs

Oct 3, 2013

Carp lock up third-place spot for playoffs

The Hiroshima Carp will have the Central League’s toughest road to the Japan Series after Thursday’s 5-3 defeat at the hands of the Chunichi Dragons ensured the Carp will play all of their Climax Series games on the road. Hiroshima right-hander Yuya Fukui (0-2) ...

Giants edge closer to pennant

Sep 19, 2013

Giants edge closer to pennant

D.J. Houlton held the Chunichi Dragons to two earned runs over six-plus innings as the Yomiuri Giants won 3-2 Thursday, meaning they could potentially capture their second straight Central League pennant this weekend. After the second-place Hanshin Tigers lost to the Hiroshima Carp, Yomiuri ...

Maeda dominant in win over Dragons

Sep 4, 2013

Maeda dominant in win over Dragons

Hiroshima ace Kenta Maeda continued to have the Chunichi Dragons’ number on Wednesday, going eight innings in the Carp’s 2-0 victory over their closest Central League rivals. Maeda (12-5) allowed five hits and two walks, while striking out six. He improved to 3-0 against ...

Balentien blasts 49th, 50th homers of season

Aug 27, 2013

Balentien blasts 49th, 50th homers of season

Wladimir Balentien of the Tokyo Yakult Swallows hit his 49th and 50th home runs Tuesday to move within five of tying Japanese baseball’s single-season record. Balentien hit a three-run homer in the second inning and added a solo shot in the seventh at Jingu ...

Tigers storm past Dragons in ninth inning

Aug 24, 2013

Tigers storm past Dragons in ninth inning

The second-place Hanshin Tigers rallied for four unanswered runs in the top of the ninth inning to beat the Chunichi Dragons 4-1 on Saturday afternoon. Dragons starter Daniel Cabrera threw seven shutout innings of four-hit ball, and Warner Madrigal and Takuya Asao got three ...

Kawabata delivers game-winning hit for Swallows

Aug 8, 2013

Kawabata delivers game-winning hit for Swallows

A night after sealing a victory with his glove, Shingo Kawabata broke a 2-2, ninth-inning tie with a two-run single on Thursday as the Tokyo Yakult Swallows beat the Chunichi Dragons 5-2 to complete a three-game sweep at Nagoya Dome. With no outs and ...