Maeda, Eldred lift Carp in shutout of Tigers

Aug 27, 2015

Maeda, Eldred lift Carp in shutout of Tigers

Kenta Maeda threw eight innings and Brad Eldred’s second home run in two nights gave the Hiroshima Carp the early lead in a 2-0 win over the Central League-leading Hanshin Tigers on Thursday. The Carp’s fourth straight win completed a sweep of their rain-abbreviated ...

Messenger dominates as Tigers sweep BayStars

Aug 23, 2015

Messenger dominates as Tigers sweep BayStars

Randy Messenger held the Yokohama BayStars to a run over eight innings as the Hanshin Tigers maintained a foothold at the top of the Central League with a 3-1 win on Sunday. Messenger (8-10) allowed three hits and struck out 11 without a walk ...

Toritani ignites Tigers in rout of BayStars

Aug 22, 2015

Toritani ignites Tigers in rout of BayStars

Takashi Toritani went 3-for-5 and drove in three runs as the Central League-leading Hanshin Tigers beat the YokohamaBayStars 7-2 on Saturday. Toritani broke a 1-1 tie in the fourth, driving in two runs with a two-out, bases-loaded double to deep right off Kazuki Mishima’s ...

Giants complete sweep of CL-leading Tigers

Aug 20, 2015

Giants complete sweep of CL-leading Tigers

Hayato Sakamoto hit a walk-off RBI single as the Yomiuri Giants swept the three-game home stand against the first-place Hanshin Tigers with a 2-1 victory Thursday. With one out and the bases loaded in the ninth inning at Tokyo Dome, Sakamoto’s base hit off ...

Giants use 12-run inning to rout first-place Tigers

Aug 19, 2015

Giants use 12-run inning to rout first-place Tigers

Rookie right-hander Mizuki Tsuchida kept Yomiuri from sinking in the fourth inning and the Giants came back with a vengeance, overcoming a three-run deficit to clobber the Hanshin Tigers 12-3 on Wednesday. Before 44,837 at Tokyo Dome, Tsuchida (1-0) took the mound in relief ...

Aug 7, 2015

Tigers' Uemoto sustains hip bone injury

Hanshin Tigers second baseman Hiroki Uemoto has a cracked left hip bone, the Central League club announced Friday. The 29-year-old infielder, in his second season as a regular, suffered a crack in the left iliac bone on Tuesday while making a diving catch. Uemoto ...