Aug 29, 2014

Giants outfielder Takahashi to undergo hand surgery

The Yomiuri Giants announced Friday that veteran outfielder Yoshinobu Takahashi will have surgery on his right hand and will be out indefinitely. The 39-year-old Takahashi, who has been superb off the bench for the Giants the past two seasons, dislocated the long flexor tendon ...

Giants stage ninth-inning rally against Tigers

Aug 26, 2014

Giants stage ninth-inning rally against Tigers

Hanshin closer Oh Seung-hwan blew the save and the game as the Tigers let the Central League-leading Yomiuri Giants walk off with a 4-3 victory Tuesday. With the Tigers up 3-2 in the bottom of the ninth inning, CL saves leader Oh (1-3) allowed ...

Aug 12, 2014

Messenger leads charge as Tigers hold off Giants

Despite some thorns, the story kept getting rosier for Hanshin Tigers right-hander Randy Messenger. Messenger played heroic offense and daredevil defense, leading the way over six innings as the Hanshin Tigers started a three-game series with a 4-3 win over the Central League front-running ...

Giants beat Dragons to end losing streak

Aug 8, 2014

Giants beat Dragons to end losing streak

Chris Seddon returned from minor league exile on Friday evening and threw 5⅓ sharp innings for the Yomiuri Giants, who beat the Chunichi Dragons 6-3 to snap a four-game losing streak. With good command of his fastball and changeup, Seddon (3-3) held the Dragons ...

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 ...

Utsumi savors win as Giants beat Carp

Aug 2, 2014

Utsumi savors win as Giants beat Carp

Home runs by Hayato Sakamoto and Shinnosuke Abe lifted the Yomiuri Giants to a 3-1 win on Saturday over the Hiroshima Carp and earned ace Tetsuya Utsumi his first win in over two months. Sakamoto’s eighth homer of the year tied it 1-1 in ...

Fukudome belts winning blast in 12th

Jul 22, 2014

Fukudome belts winning blast in 12th

Kosuke Fukudome came through when his team needed him the most, delivering a 12th-inning, walk-off home run to lift the Hanshin Tigers to a 3-2 victory over the archrival Yomiuri Giants on Tuesday night. Hanshin won its fourth consecutive game and beat the Central ...