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 ...

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 ...

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 ...