Sugano gets job done to sink Tigers

Sep 10, 2014

Sugano gets job done to sink Tigers

Tomoyuki Sugano pitched one-run ball over seven innings in a match-up against lefty Minoru Iwata and the Yomiuri Giants rallied to beat the rival Hanshin Tigers 3-1 on Wednesday night. The Central League-leading Giants beat the third-place Tigers for the second straight night and ...

Giants stage ninth-inning rally against Tigers

Aug 26, 2014

Giants stage ninth-inning rally against Tigers

Hanshin closer Oh Seung-hwan blew the save and the game as the Tigers let the Central League-leading Yomiuri Giants walk off with a 4-3 victory Tuesday. With the Tigers up 3-2 in the bottom of the ninth inning, CL saves leader Oh (1-3) allowed ...

Gomez earning his stripes with Tigers

Aug 16, 2014

Gomez earning his stripes with Tigers

by Jason Coskrey

Mauro Gomez probably couldn’t believe his luck when he saw the pitch Chris Seddon threw him. Gomez had been stuck in a brief slump. Naturally, the media contingent that follows the team had been busy overreacting to it for a few days, bombarding the ...

Aug 12, 2014

Messenger leads charge as Tigers hold off Giants

Despite some thorns, the story kept getting rosier for Hanshin Tigers right-hander Randy Messenger. Messenger played heroic offense and daredevil defense, leading the way over six innings as the Hanshin Tigers started a three-game series with a 4-3 win over the Central League front-running ...

Muranaka tames Tigers in rout

Jul 31, 2014

Muranaka tames Tigers in rout

Kyohei Muranaka allowed one unearned run over eight sharp innings, Wladimir Balentien homered, and the Tokyo Yakult Swallows turned a close game into an 8-1 rout of the Hanshin Tigers to clinch the three-game series on Thursday night. Muranaka (1-2), who returned to the ...

Fukudome belts winning blast in 12th

Jul 22, 2014

Fukudome belts winning blast in 12th

Kosuke Fukudome came through when his team needed him the most, delivering a 12th-inning, walk-off home run to lift the Hanshin Tigers to a 3-2 victory over the archrival Yomiuri Giants on Tuesday night. Hanshin won its fourth consecutive game and beat the Central ...