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. ...

Mar 4, 2015

Yamamoto says knee injury isn't serious

Chunichi Dragons veteran lefty Masahiro Yamamoto on Wednesday downplayed an injury he suffered a day earlier to his right knee. “Once the inflammation goes away I’ve been told it’s alright to move,” the 49-year-old Yamamoto said after arriving at Nagoya Dome. “I can walk, ...

Dragons lefty Yamamoto departs game after one pitch

Mar 3, 2015

Dragons lefty Yamamoto departs game after one pitch

Chunichi Dragons veteran left-hander Masahiro Yamamoto had to leave the mound after throwing just one pitch in a farm league game at Nagoya Dome on Tuesday. The 49-year-old Yamamoto, who last September became the oldest pitcher to win a game in Japanese baseball history, ...