Maeda, Eldred lift Carp in shutout of Tigers

Aug 27, 2015

Maeda, Eldred lift Carp in shutout of Tigers

Kenta Maeda threw eight innings and Brad Eldred’s second home run in two nights gave the Hiroshima Carp the early lead in a 2-0 win over the Central League-leading Hanshin Tigers on Thursday. The Carp’s fourth straight win completed a sweep of their rain-abbreviated ...

Matsuyama ignites offense as Carp edge Giants

Aug 8, 2015

Matsuyama ignites offense as Carp edge Giants

Ryuhei Matsuyama opened the scoring and hit a decisive solo home run as the Hiroshima Carp beat the Central League-leading Yomiuri Giants 2-1 on Saturday. Matsuyama opened the scoring with an RBI double in the third off rookie Hayato Takagi (7-7), before he connected ...

Aug 1, 2015

Carp outfielder Schierholtz deactivated due to heatstroke

Hiroshima Carp announced Saturday that outfielder Nate Schierholtz has been deactivated after he pulled out of a game earlier in the week with heatstroke. Schierholtz was replaced during the Carp’s 5-4 win over the Tokyo Yakult Swallows on Thursday and missed Friday’s game against ...

Kikuchi, Guzman lead Carp comeback

Jul 30, 2015

Kikuchi, Guzman lead Carp comeback

Ryosuke Kikuchi and Jesus Guzman sparked a comeback as the Hiroshima Carp overturned a four-run deficit in a 5-4 victory over the Tokyo Yakult Swallows on Thursday night. Trailing 4-3 in the eighth before a loud crowd of 30,136 at Tokyo’s Jingu Stadium, Guzman ...

Kuroda cools down red-hot Swallows

Jul 28, 2015

Kuroda cools down red-hot Swallows

Hiroki Kuroda held high-flying Tokyo Yakult to a run on seven hits over seven innings as the Hiroshima Carp snapped the Swallows’ seven game winning run with an 11-2 win on Tuesday. A former Dodger and Yankee, Kuroda (7-4), pitching for the first time ...

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 ...

Kuroda aims for All-Star return

Jul 14, 2015

Kuroda aims for All-Star return

Hiroshima Carp right-hander Hiroki Kuroda looks set to return during the upcoming All-Star series after throwing his first bullpen session Tuesday since being deactivated due to right shoulder and ankle inflammation. “I want to get my body ready for the All-Star games, get a ...