Wakamatsu shuts out Giants, halts Dragons' slide

Aug 2, 2015

Wakamatsu shuts out Giants, halts Dragons' slide

Rookie Shunta Wakamatsu snapped the Chunichi Dragons’ eight-game losing skid with an impressive first career shutout on Sunday as they beat the Central League-leading Yomiuri Giants 5-0. The right-hander scattered five hits, struck out six and walked two in a 139-pitch outing for his ...

Dragons' Tanishige plays in NPB record 3,018th game

Jul 28, 2015

Dragons' Tanishige plays in NPB record 3,018th game

Chunichi Dragons player-manager Motonobu Tanishige appeared in his 3,018th career game on Tuesday, setting a Nippon Professional Baseball record. The 44-year-old catcher started Chunichi’s Central League game against the Hanshin Tigers at Nagoya Dome. He entered the day tied with Hall of Fame catcher ...

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 ...