Tigers stretch winning streak to six

Jul 8, 2014

Tigers stretch winning streak to six

Minoru Iwata allowed one unearned run over seven solid innings, leading the surging Hanshin Tigers to their sixth straight win in a 3-1 victory over the Hiroshima Carp on Tuesday night. The third-place Tigers moved within one game of second-place Hiroshima. Iwata (6-3) yielded ...

Fighters star Otani cages Tigers at Koshien

Jun 18, 2014

Fighters star Otani cages Tigers at Koshien

Double-duty right-hander Shohei Otani lit up Koshien Stadium on Tuesday night, striking out 11 in eight innings as the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters blanked the Hanshin Tigers 4-0 in interleague action. Otani (6-1), who often plays right field for the Fighters on days when ...

Eagles rally past Tigers in ninth

Jun 3, 2014

Eagles rally past Tigers in ninth

Akihisa Makida celebrated his 32nd birthday in grand fashion, completing a ninth-inning comeback with a two-run sayonara double to lift the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles to a 4-3 interleague victory over the Hanshin Tigers. It was a stunning reversal of fortune after Tigers starter ...

Tigers take down first-place Carp

May 14, 2014

Tigers take down first-place Carp

Mauro Gomez’s ninth-inning RBI double proved decisive as the Hanshin Tigers moved back within three games of the first-place Hiroshima Carp with a 4-3 victory in the Central League on Wednesday. With two outs in the top of the ninth at Doradora Park, Gomez ...

Messenger tosses four-hit shutout

May 11, 2014

Messenger tosses four-hit shutout

Randy Messenger threw his second shutout of the season in a duel against Tomoyuki Sugano, leading the way as the Hanshin Tigers snapped a four-game losing streak in a 1-0 win over the Yomiuri Giants on Sunday afternoon. Messenger (3-4) yielded just four hits ...

Swallows pound out 17 hits, hammer Tigers

May 5, 2014

Swallows pound out 17 hits, hammer Tigers

Lefty Ryosuke Yagi allowed a run in seven innings and got plenty of run support as the Tokyo Yakult Swallows crushed the Hanshin Tigers 13-1 on Monday evening. Yagi (1-1) scattered seven hits and two walks, while striking out three, and teammates Takahiro Araki ...