Tigers take down first-place Carp

May 14, 2014

Tigers take down first-place Carp

Mauro Gomez’s ninth-inning RBI double proved decisive as the Hanshin Tigers moved back within three games of the first-place Hiroshima Carp with a 4-3 victory in the Central League on Wednesday. With two outs in the top of the ninth at Doradora Park, Gomez ...

Messenger tosses four-hit shutout

May 11, 2014

Messenger tosses four-hit shutout

Randy Messenger threw his second shutout of the season in a duel against Tomoyuki Sugano, leading the way as the Hanshin Tigers snapped a four-game losing streak in a 1-0 win over the Yomiuri Giants on Sunday afternoon. Messenger (3-4) yielded just four hits ...

Swallows pound out 17 hits, hammer Tigers

May 5, 2014

Swallows pound out 17 hits, hammer Tigers

Lefty Ryosuke Yagi allowed a run in seven innings and got plenty of run support as the Tokyo Yakult Swallows crushed the Hanshin Tigers 13-1 on Monday evening. Yagi (1-1) scattered seven hits and two walks, while striking out three, and teammates Takahiro Araki ...

Carp rookie Osera goes distance in win over Tigers

May 1, 2014

Carp rookie Osera goes distance in win over Tigers

Rookie Daichi Osera (3-1) came within three outs of his first shutout but settled for his first complete game as the Hiroshima Carp avoided a three-game sweep on Thursday night by beating the Hanshin Tigers 6-1. Osera, the Carp’s top draft pick last autumn, ...

Tigers maul Giants for second straight day

Apr 12, 2014

Tigers maul Giants for second straight day

Lefty Atsushi Nomi pitched his first shutout of the season, Matt Murton hit his second three-run homer in as many days and the Hanshin Tigers blew out the rival Yomiuri Giants 9-0 on Saturday afternoon. The Tigers won their fourth straight, beating the Giants ...