Marines roar back to sink Giants

Jun 14, 2015

Marines roar back to sink Giants

The Chiba Lotte Marines mounted a dramatic three-run, ninth-inning comeback over the Yomiuri Giants to win 3-2 in interleague action on Sunday. Marines No. 9 hitter Yuta Yoshida struck the game winner off closer Hirokazu Sawamura with the bases loaded and two outs, looping ...

Jun 10, 2015

Giants, Fighters complete four-player trade

The Central League’s Yomiuri Giants and Pacific League’s Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters have concluded a four-player trade, a source familiar with the matter said Wednesday. The Giants will ship 34-year-old, right-hand-hitting outfielder Kenji Yano and 29-year-old lefty Hideki Sunaga to the Fighters in exchange ...

Terahara leads Hawks past slumping Giants

Jun 7, 2015

Terahara leads Hawks past slumping Giants

Hayato Terahara allowed a run in seven innings and drove in two runs to lead the Pacific League’s Fukuoka Softbank Hawks to a 5-2 interleague victory on Sunday and a series sweep of the Yomiuri Giants. In the last of three games between defending ...

Mikolas hurls five-hitter against Buffaloes

Jun 4, 2015

Mikolas hurls five-hitter against Buffaloes

Miles Mikolas threw a five-hit shutout to outduel Orix Buffaloes right-hander Brandon Dickson as the Yomiuri Giants won 1-0 on Thursday in interleague action. The loss was the Buffaloes’ sixth straight and their third under interim manager Junichi Fukura, who took over the Pacific ...

Giants pitcher Mikolas learning to live out of zone

May 31, 2015

Giants pitcher Mikolas learning to live out of zone

While so much of pitching is about being able to execute your pitches in the strike zone, first-year Yomiuri Giants right-hander Mile Mikolas has been immersing himself in Japan’s art of working outside the zone. Mikolas, who pitched in the majors with the San ...