Wakamatsu shuts out Giants, halts Dragons' slide

Aug 2, 2015

Wakamatsu shuts out Giants, halts Dragons' slide

Rookie Shunta Wakamatsu snapped the Chunichi Dragons’ eight-game losing skid with an impressive first career shutout on Sunday as they beat the Central League-leading Yomiuri Giants 5-0. The right-hander scattered five hits, struck out six and walked two in a 139-pitch outing for his ...

Tigers beat rival Giants

Jul 22, 2015

Tigers beat rival Giants

Hanshin Tigers starter Atsushi Nomi threw one-run ball over six innings and was gifted three first-inning runs in a 4-2 win over the Yomiuri Giants on Wednesday. The Tigers loaded the bases with two outs in the first against Giants lefty Aaron Poreda (6-5), ...

Two-time Sawamura Award winner Takahashi dies at 69

Jul 15, 2015

Two-time Sawamura Award winner Takahashi dies at 69

Kazumi Takahashi, a left-hander who won two Sawamura Awards for the Yomiuri Giants during their run of nine straight Japan Series championship seasons, has died of multiple organ failure, informed sources said Wednesday. He was 69. Takahashi, who had a career record of 167-132 ...

BayStars storm past Giants with seven-run fifth

Jul 14, 2015

BayStars storm past Giants with seven-run fifth

The Yokohama BayStars turned the game around on its head with seven runs in the fifth inning as they beat the Yomiuri Giants 10-3 on Tuesday. Yokohama erased a three-run deficit in the fourth and Yoshitomo Tsutsugo knocked out Toshiya Sugiuchi (6-5) in the ...

Sugiuchi ends drought as Giants beat Swallows

Jul 8, 2015

Sugiuchi ends drought as Giants beat Swallows

Toshiya Sugiuchi allowed two runs in 7⅓ innings to help the Yomiuri Giants move a game clear at the top of the Central League standings as they beat the Tokyo Yakult Swallows 7-4 on Wednesday. Sugiuchi (6-4) gave up six hits, while walking two ...

Carp hurler Fukui effective in triumph over Giants

Jul 2, 2015

Carp hurler Fukui effective in triumph over Giants

Yuya Fukui, who turned down the Yomiuri Giants when they drafted him out of high school, spurned the Central League champs again on Thursday, going eight impressive innings for the Hiroshima Carp in a 3-2 victory. The right-hander, who went on to Waseda University ...

Jul 2, 2015

Giants pinch runner Suzuki named to CL All-Star squad

In a series that is ostensibly about the best and most popular players in Nippon Professional Baseball, Central League manager Tatsunori Hara pulled an unusual move on Thursday, naming pinch runner Takahiro Suzuki to his squad. While fans have occasionally voted popular players to ...

BayStars snap 12-game slide

Jun 23, 2015

BayStars snap 12-game slide

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The Yokohama BayStars fans who made the trip to Tokyo were loud, enthusiastic, and kept cheering all the way until the end of their team’s game against the Yomiuri Giants. For the first time in a while, their revelry didn’t end with the final ...