Giants capture 45th regular-season title

Sep 26, 2014

Giants capture 45th regular-season title

The Yomiuri Giants clinched their 45th league title in franchise history on Friday, when they defeated the Yokohama BayStars 6-3. The victory, combined with the Hiroshima Carp’s 4-3 loss to the Hanshin Tigers, clinched the Giants’ third straight Central League pennant. The Giants have ...

Blanco slays Dragons with sayonara home run

Sep 15, 2014

Blanco slays Dragons with sayonara home run

Tony Blanco’s pinch-hit solo homer in the bottom of the ninth inning on Monday lifted the Yokohama BayStars to a 4-3 walk-off win over the Chunichi Dragons. Moments after the Dragons’ Takahito Kudo tied the game in the top of the ninth off rookie ...

Utsumi blanks BayStars as Giants widen lead

Sep 12, 2014

Utsumi blanks BayStars as Giants widen lead

Tetsuya Utsumi threw a four-hit shutout as the Yomiuri Giants cruised past the Yokohama BayStars 4-0 on Friday and moved five games clear at the top of the Central League standings. Utsumi (5-8) struck out five without issuing a walk as he pitched his ...

Miura delivers another quality start for BayStars

Aug 21, 2014

Miura delivers another quality start for BayStars

Forty-year-old ace Daisuke Miura threw seven innings on Thursday night to win his fifth straight start as the Yokohama BayStars beat the third-place Hiroshima Carp 3-0. Miura (5-4) allowed five hits and two walks, while striking out three. He was fortunate to leave the ...

Miura tosses complete-game victory against Giants

Aug 7, 2014

Miura tosses complete-game victory against Giants

Daisuke Miura allowed a run over the distance to earn his third straight win as the Yokohama BayStars stomped the Central League-leading Yomiuri Giants 10-1 on Thursday. The BayStars, who finished last in the CL in five of the last six seasons, swept a ...

Solid pitching, 15-hit attack carry BayStars past Giants

Aug 6, 2014

Solid pitching, 15-hit attack carry BayStars past Giants

Right-hander Shun Yamaguchi held Central League-leading Yomiuri Giants to an unearned run over six innings, and veteran Hitoshi Tamura hit a two-run homer on Wednesday as the Yokohama BayStars beat the Giants 6-2. Yamaguchi (4-3), the BayStars former closer, allowed four hits and a ...