Sakamoto drives in five runs as Giants pound Lions

May 26, 2015

Sakamoto drives in five runs as Giants pound Lions

Captain Hayato Sakamoto erupted for four hits and five RBIs as the Yomiuri Giants blew out the Seibu Lions 11-1 to start the interleague games Tuesday. Tomoyuki Sugano (6-4) was two outs away from throwing his second straight shutout, but an error by center ...

Sakamoto, Sugano lift Giants to win over Carp

Apr 22, 2015

Sakamoto, Sugano lift Giants to win over Carp

In a pitchers’ duel that lived up to its billing, Giants shortstop Hayato Sakamoto made the difference in Yomiuri’s 1-0 win over the Hiroshima Carp on Wednesday. With two outs and runners on the corners at Tochigi Prefecture’s Utsunomiya Stadium, Carp leadoff man Tomohiro ...

Giants beat Dragons to end losing streak

Aug 8, 2014

Giants beat Dragons to end losing streak

Chris Seddon returned from minor league exile on Friday evening and threw 5⅓ sharp innings for the Yomiuri Giants, who beat the Chunichi Dragons 6-3 to snap a four-game losing streak. With good command of his fastball and changeup, Seddon (3-3) held the Dragons ...

Sakamoto, Giants rally past Eagles in ninth

Jun 15, 2014

Sakamoto, Giants rally past Eagles in ninth

Hayato Sakamoto singled in two runs in the ninth inning as the Yomiuri Giants came from behind to beat the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 3-2 in interleague play on Sunday afternoon. Rakuten right-hander Takahiro Norimoto (7-4), who had been a key part of the ...

Sakamoto grand slam powers Giants in rout

Apr 20, 2013

Sakamoto grand slam powers Giants in rout

Hayato Sakamoto rallied his team with a grand slam and captain Shinnosuke Abe broke the game open with a three-run drive in the late going as the Yomiuri Giants pounded the Hiroshima Carp 8-1 to open a three-game series on Friday. Dennis Houlton (3-0) ...