Hiroshima hurler Kuroda earns 200th career victory

Jul 23, 2016

Hiroshima hurler Kuroda earns 200th career victory

Former big leaguer Hiroki Kuroda picked up his 200th career win in top-flight pro ball after keeping the Hanshin Tigers off the scoreboard through seven innings in the Hiroshima Carp’s 7-0 win on Saturday. Kuroda (7-5), who lost his two starts this month before ...

Tigers beat Buffaloes to finish interleague with win

Jun 20, 2016

Tigers beat Buffaloes to finish interleague with win

Lefty Suguru Iwazaki threw seven scoreless innings and Fumihito Haraguchi broke up a scoreless pitchers’ duel with an eighth-inning home run as the Hanshin Tigers wrapped up this year’s interleague action with a 2-0 win over the Orix Buffaloes on Monday. In a makeup ...

Jun 13, 2016

Tigers sign Satterwhite to help strengthen bullpen

The Central League’s Hanshin Tigers announced the signing of right-hander Cody Satterwhite to a one-year contract believed to be worth ¥32 million on Monday. Satterwhite, 29, was playing for the Salt Lake Bees, the Los Angeles Angels’ Triple-A affiliate, this season. He has no ...

Sugano's scoreless streak halted at 30 innings

Apr 28, 2016

Sugano's scoreless streak halted at 30 innings

Yomiuri Giants starter Tomoyuki Sugano saw his scoreless streak end at 30 innings on Thursday and his team blew a three-run lead in a 3-3 tie after 12 innings against the Hanshin Tigers on Thursday night. Hayato Sakamoto, who went deep twice in Wednesday’s ...

Skymark jet gets Hanshin Tigers branding

Apr 26, 2016

Skymark jet gets Hanshin Tigers branding

Skymark Airlines on Wednesday morning will unveil a jet decked out with the logo of the Hanshin Tigers. The airline hopes to attract passengers using Kobe Airport, its base in the Kansai region, sources said Monday. The Tigers’ home field is Hanshin Koshien Stadium ...

Hawks top union's annual payroll ranking for first time

Apr 25, 2016

Hawks top union's annual payroll ranking for first time

An annual survey has ranked the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks’ payroll as the highest in Japan for the first time, the Japan Professional Baseball Players Association said Monday. According to the union, which has conducted the survey since 1988, the average salary of union members ...

Carp hurler Kuroda maintains mastery of Tigers

Apr 23, 2016

Carp hurler Kuroda maintains mastery of Tigers

Hiroki Kuroda threw seven scoreless innings and the Hiroshima Carp bullpen barely held on in a 3-2 Central League win on Saturday over the Hanshin Tigers. Before 31,748 at Mazda Stadium, Kuroda (3-1) allowed four hits but no walks over seven innings, while striking ...