Ka'aihue ignites Carp in Game 1 triumph

Oct 12, 2013

Ka'aihue ignites Carp in Game 1 triumph

Kila Ka’aihue came through big time with a tiebreaking three-run homer and Kenta Maeda went seven innings on one-run ball as the Hiroshima Carp pounded the Hanshin Tigers 8-1 in Game 1 of the Central League Climax Series First Stage on Saturday. The third-place ...

Balentien blasts 60th home run in defeat

Oct 4, 2013

Balentien blasts 60th home run in defeat

The Tokyo Yakult Swallows held a farewell game for outgoing star Shinya Miyamoto on Friday, with Wladimir Balentien providing the fireworks with his 60th home run. Balentien, who last month rewrote Japan’s single-season home record of 55 that was first set in 1964, extended ...

Giants stage comeback victory over archrival Tigers

Sep 7, 2013

Giants stage comeback victory over archrival Tigers

Shuichi Murata hit a two-run homer off teenage rookie Shintaro Fujinami (10-5) in the fourth inning, and Hisayoshi Chono hit another in the fifth as the CL-leading Yomiuri Giants rallied from a run down to beat the second-place Hanshin Tigers 4-1 on Saturday. Matt ...

Tigers outfielder Hiyama announces plan to retire

Sep 7, 2013

Tigers outfielder Hiyama announces plan to retire

Hanshin Tigers outfielder Shinjiro Hiyama, a 22-year veteran who ranks second in the Central League in career pinch hits, said Saturday this will be his final season. The 44-year-old, who entered play on Saturday with a career .260 batting average over 1,945 games, has ...

Murata leads charge as Giants cage Tigers

Aug 28, 2013

Murata leads charge as Giants cage Tigers

Shuichi Murata hit a two-run homer and singled in the tie-breaking run on Wednesday as the Central League-leading Yomiuri Giants beat the second-place Hanshin Tigers 5-3. With the game tied 3-3 in the fifth, Giants reliever Takahiro Aoki (5-0) inherited a two-on, two-out situation ...

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 ...