Messenger lights up Dragons in Tigers win

Jul 16, 2014

Messenger lights up Dragons in Tigers win

Randy Messenger threw eight scoreless innings and Oh Seung-hwan saved his 22nd game as the Hanshin Tigers defeated Chunichi Dragons 2-0 to wrap up the first half of the season heading into the All-Star break on Wednesday night. Messenger (8-7) scattered three hits, all ...

Maeda leads way as Carp snap four-game skid

Jul 12, 2014

Maeda leads way as Carp snap four-game skid

Kenta Maeda kept the damage to a minimum by yielding one run over eight strong innings as the Hiroshima Carp staved off the Chunichi Dragons 3-1 to snap a four-game losing streak on Saturday. The Carp, who dropped into third place a day earlier ...

Takahashi lifts Giants to win over Dragons

Jul 6, 2014

Takahashi lifts Giants to win over Dragons

Yoshinobu Takahashi hit a tiebreaking two-run single with two outs in the eighth inning Sunday to lift the Central League-leading Yomiuri Giants to a 3-1 win that completed a three-game sweep of the Chunichi Dragons. A day after Takahashi hit a three-run homer in ...

Chono leads Dragons past Dragons in 10th

Jul 5, 2014

Chono leads Dragons past Dragons in 10th

Hisayoshi Chono went 3-for-5 with three RBIs, featuring a tiebreaking RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning that lifted Yomiuri to a 7-6 sayonara victory over the Chunichi Dragons on Saturday. The Central League-leading Giants moved a season high 14 games above ...

Eldred leads rally as Carp slay Dragons

May 10, 2014

Eldred leads rally as Carp slay Dragons

Cleanup hitter Brad Eldred homered and went 3-for-4, Kenta Maeda had just enough in the tank and the Hiroshima Carp came from behind to rout the Chunichi Dragons 13-5 on Saturday afternoon. The Central League-leading Carp won their third in a row and moved ...

Matsuyama delivers as Carp hold off Dragons

May 9, 2014

Matsuyama delivers as Carp hold off Dragons

Ryuhei Matsuyama had a one-out clutch tiebreaking RBI single and Eishin Soyogi added a sacrifice fly in the seventh inning as the Central League-leading Hiroshima Carp beat Chunichi Dragons 3-2 in the opener of a three-game series on Friday. Jumpei Shinoda (3-2) yielded one ...

Kawakami avoids pitfalls in win over Tigers

Apr 23, 2014

Kawakami avoids pitfalls in win over Tigers

Chunichi’s former ace, Kenshin Kawakami, tiptoed successfully through a minefield he laid himself to work six scoreless innings in the Dragons’ 4-1 win over the Hanshin Tigers on Wednesday. Kawakami (1-2) allowed just three hits, but walked five batters and also hit one to ...

Mar 18, 2014

Yamasaki to re-sign with Dragons for retirement ceremony

The Chunichi Dragons announced Tuesday that they will sign retired slugger Takeshi Yamasaki and will use Friday’s preseason game against the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles as a farewell game. Yamasaki, who retired with the Dragons last season, turned pro out of high school and ...