Goto goes deep as BayStars blank Giants

Jul 9, 2014

Goto goes deep as BayStars blank Giants

Taketoshi Goto hit a three-run home run in the early going as the Yokohama BayStars downed the Central League-leading Yomiuri Giants 3-0 on Wednesday night. Yasutomo Kubo (7-4) yielded five hits over six innings for the win and three relievers polished off the shutout ...

Takahashi lifts Giants to win over Dragons

Jul 6, 2014

Takahashi lifts Giants to win over Dragons

Yoshinobu Takahashi hit a tiebreaking two-run single with two outs in the eighth inning Sunday to lift the Central League-leading Yomiuri Giants to a 3-1 win that completed a three-game sweep of the Chunichi Dragons. A day after Takahashi hit a three-run homer in ...

Chono leads Dragons past Dragons in 10th

Jul 5, 2014

Chono leads Dragons past Dragons in 10th

Hisayoshi Chono went 3-for-5 with three RBIs, featuring a tiebreaking RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning that lifted Yomiuri to a 7-6 sayonara victory over the Chunichi Dragons on Saturday. The Central League-leading Giants moved a season high 14 games above ...

Kokubo sacrifice fly lifts Carp over Giants

Jul 2, 2014

Kokubo sacrifice fly lifts Carp over Giants

The Hiroshima Carp outlasted the Central League-leading Yomiuri Giants in a tense 4-3 win on Wednesday evening, with Tetsuya Kokubo coming off the bench to drive in the winning run with a sacrifice fly. With the score tied 3-3 in the bottom of the ...

Hawks bring down Giants to take interleague lead

Jun 21, 2014

Hawks bring down Giants to take interleague lead

Fukuoka Softbank left-hander Kazuyuki Hoashi held the damage to one run over seven sharp innings in a pitching duel against Yomiuri right-hander Tomoyuki Sugano in the Hawks’ 3-1 victory over the Giants on Saturday afternoon. With their third consecutive victory, the Hawks took over ...

Sakamoto, Giants rally past Eagles in ninth

Jun 15, 2014

Sakamoto, Giants rally past Eagles in ninth

Hayato Sakamoto singled in two runs in the ninth inning as the Yomiuri Giants came from behind to beat the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 3-2 in interleague play on Sunday afternoon. Rakuten right-hander Takahiro Norimoto (7-4), who had been a key part of the ...

Sugano holds Eagles to three hits in stellar outing

Jun 14, 2014

Sugano holds Eagles to three hits in stellar outing

Tomoyuki Sugano worked 7-1/3 scoreless innings to earn his eighth victory on Saturday as the Yomiuri Giants held on to beat the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 3-1 in an interleague rematch of last year’s Japan Series contestants. Yoshiyuki Kamei’s ground RBI single broke a ...