Feb 17, 2015

Iwase cuts short bullpen session

Chunichi Dragons lefty Hitoki Iwase, who has saved more professional games than any other Japanese pitcher, gave up on his second bullpen session of the spring after just 16 pitches on Tuesday. “I didn’t get a good feeling when I was throwing. If I ...

Giants take stride toward CL pennant

Sep 24, 2014

Giants take stride toward CL pennant

The Yomiuri Giants took another step toward clinching their third straight Central League pennant on Wednesday with a 4-1 victory over the Chunichi Dragons. The Giants’ win and a 12-3 defeat by the second-place Hiroshima Carp saw Yomiuri’s magic number to clinch the pennant ...

Dragons bullpen thwarts Carp comeback attempt

Sep 11, 2014

Dragons bullpen thwarts Carp comeback attempt

Chunichi Dragons lefty Yudai Ono tossed one-run ball over 6-1/3 innings, drove in the decisive run, and the bullpen did the rest to stave off the Hiroshima Carp in a 2-1 victory on Thursday night. With second-place Hiroshima’s loss and a win by the ...

Ishihara's clutch single lifts Carp past Dragons

Aug 31, 2014

Ishihara's clutch single lifts Carp past Dragons

Substitute catcher Yoshiyuki Ishihara delivered a tiebreaking RBI single in the sixth inning and added insurance in the eighth as the Hiroshima Carp downed the Chunichi Dragons 6-4 on Sunday afternoon in Nagoya. The Carp won their third in a row and returned to ...

Carp hurler Heath collects first victory in Japan

Aug 31, 2014

Carp hurler Heath collects first victory in Japan

Deunte Heath threw 6-1/3 scoreless innings and Eishin Soyogi drove in two runs with a fourth-inning single as the Hiroshima Carp beat the Chunichi Dragons 2-0 on Saturday afternoon. Heath (1-0), making his second start since joining the Carp from the Chicago White Sox ...

Dragons' Yamai silences Swallows

Aug 16, 2014

Dragons' Yamai silences Swallows

Daisuke Yamai held Japan’s best-hitting team to two hits over the distance as the Chunichi Dragons beat the Tokyo Yakult Swallows 6-0 on Saturday afternoon. Yamai, who once combined with reliever Hitoki Iwase for a perfect game in the Japan Series and threw a ...

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 ...