Jun 26, 2015

Pitchers Kuroda, Otani picked in All-Star fan balloting

Hiroki Kuroda, who returned to Hiroshima this year after seven impressive big league seasons, was voted onto the Central League All-Star team though the fans ballot, Nippon Professional Baseball announced Friday. The 40-year-old Carp veteran is 6-2 this season with a 2.72 ERA. He ...

Jun 23, 2015

Kokubo eyeing Kuroda for Premier 12

Japan skipper Hiroki Kokubo said Monday he is flirting with the idea of calling up the Hiroshima Carp’s veteran right-hander Hiroki Kuroda for the inaugural Premier 12 this fall. “Fatigue is something we’ll have to consider but yes, there is the possibility,” Kokubo said ...

Kuroda shuts down Hawks in vintage performance

Jun 12, 2015

Kuroda shuts down Hawks in vintage performance

Hiroki Kuroda threw eight innings to earn his sixth win as the Hiroshima Carp beat the interleague- and Pacific League-leading Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 6-0 on Friday. The Carp, last in the Central League, took the lead after Kuroda (6-2) pitched out of a two-out, ...

Carp's Kuroda picks up victory despite shaky outing

May 29, 2015

Carp's Kuroda picks up victory despite shaky outing

Hiroki Kuroda lasted 6-1/3 innings despite some poor control and earned the win as the Hiroshima Carp defeated the Orix Buffaloes 6-3 in interleague action on Friday. Kuroda, who spent a combined seven seasons with the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers, allowed ...

Kuroda wins first game back with Carp

Mar 29, 2015

Kuroda wins first game back with Carp

Former New York Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda, who has returned to Japan after seven years in the major leagues, pitched seven scoreless innings to lead the Hiroshima Carp to a 2-1 win over the Tokyo Yakult Swallows on Sunday. Kuroda, 40, scattered five hits, ...

Kuroda makes dominating spring debut

Mar 8, 2015

Kuroda makes dominating spring debut

Hiroki Kuroda was back on the mound in Hiroshima for the first time in eight years on Sunday, when he retired all 13 batters he faced in a 1-0 exhibition win over the Tokyo Yakult Swallows. “From the standpoint of results, it was a ...

Kuroda returning to Carp

Dec 27, 2014

Kuroda returning to Carp

Free agent pitcher Hiroki Kuroda will rejoin the Central League’s Hiroshima Carp in 2015 after seven seasons in the majors, the club announced on Saturday. Hiroshima gave the 39-year-old Kuroda a one-year contract worth an estimated ¥400 million plus performance-related bonuses. “We want him ...