Dragons beat Carp to deny Kuroda win No. 200

Jul 6, 2016

Dragons beat Carp to deny Kuroda win No. 200

Ryosuke Hirata broke a 1-1 tie with a sixth-inning RBI double as the Chunichi Dragons prevented Hiroki Kuroda from recording his 200th career victory in top-flight pro ball with a 4-1 win over the Hiroshima Carp in the Central League on Wednesday. “We didn’t ...

Norberto, Hirata help Dragons edge Fighters

Jun 17, 2016

Norberto, Hirata help Dragons edge Fighters

Jordan Norberto blanked the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters over 7⅔ innings and Ryosuke Hirata hit a decisive RBI double as the Chunichi Dragons claimed a 1-0 win to snap their four-game skid on Friday in interleague action. Norberto (4-1), who fanned eight while allowing ...

Wakamatsu goes eight innings as Dragons down Hawks

Jun 1, 2016

Wakamatsu goes eight innings as Dragons down Hawks

Right-hander Shunta Wakamatsu allowed three hits over eight innings to pick up the win as the Chunichi Dragons pulverized the two-time defending Japan Series champion Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 5-0 in interleague play on Wednesday. The Hawks, who have won Nippon Professional Baseball’s annual interleague ...

Ishida's streak ends but BayStars beat Dragons

May 25, 2016

Ishida's streak ends but BayStars beat Dragons

Second-year right-hander Kenta Ishida had a scoreless-inning streak snapped at 26 with a seventh-inning run, but the Yokohama BayStars held on to beat the Chunichi Dragons 4-1 in the Central League on Wednesday and earn their first four-game win streak of the season. At ...

Wild pitch sends Giants past Dragons in 11th inning

May 20, 2016

Wild pitch sends Giants past Dragons in 11th inning

An 11th-inning wild pitch by Chunichi closer Koji Fukutani broke up a scoreless pitchers’ duel as the Central-League leading Yomiuri Giants defeated the Dragons 2-0 on Friday. Fukutani (1-1) surrendered back-to-back singles to Hayato Sakamoto and Luis Cruz on his first six pitches. After ...

May 17, 2016

Buffaloes sign ex-Dragon Clark

The Orix Buffaloes have signed former Chunichi Dragon Matt Clark, the Pacific League club announced Tuesday. The 196-cm, left-handed first baseman batted .238 with 25 home runs and 70 RBIs for Chunichi in the Central League in 2013, his only season in Japan. The ...