Maru blasts two homers as Carp maul Dragons

Apr 30, 2016

Maru blasts two homers as Carp maul Dragons

Yoshihiro Maru hit a pair of three-run homers and Hiroki Kuroda threw seven innings as the Hiroshima Carp whipped the Chunichi Dragons 12-2 in the Central League on Saturday afternoon. Before Kuroda (4-1) did not walk a batter, nor did he allow two runners ...

Carp veteran Arai joins 2,000-hit club

Apr 26, 2016

Carp veteran Arai joins 2,000-hit club

Takahiro Arai reached 2,000 career hits as the 39-year-old helped the Hiroshima Carp defeat the Tokyo Yakult Swallows 11-3 in the Central League on Tuesday. With the Carp leading 3-0 after consecutive second-inning solo homers, Arai doubled in a run in the top of ...

Carp hurler Kuroda maintains mastery of Tigers

Apr 23, 2016

Carp hurler Kuroda maintains mastery of Tigers

Hiroki Kuroda threw seven scoreless innings and the Hiroshima Carp bullpen barely held on in a 3-2 Central League win on Saturday over the Hanshin Tigers. Before 31,748 at Mazda Stadium, Kuroda (3-1) allowed four hits but no walks over seven innings, while striking ...

Cruz, relief corps guide Giants past Carp

Apr 16, 2016

Cruz, relief corps guide Giants past Carp

Luis Cruz drove in two runs, one on a tie-breaking solo homer as the Yomiuri Giants avenged a shutout loss to Hiroki Kuroda by beating the Hiroshima Carp 6-5 in the Central League on Saturday. With the game tied 5-5 in the bottom of ...

Dec 17, 2015

Carp hurler Kuroda becomes NPB's top-paid player

A year after Hiroki Kuroda left millions of dollars on the table to return to Japan and rejoin the Hiroshima Carp, the Central League club made him Nippon Professional Baseball’s highest-paid player on Thursday. “I was rated more highly than I imagined,” Kuroda said. ...

Dec 8, 2015

Kuroda returning to Carp for 2016 season

Hiroshima Carp right-hander Hiroki Kuroda, who had been considering retirement, has decided to stay with the club and return to the mound next season, general manager Kiyoaki Suzuki revealed on Tuesday. The 40-year-old Kuroda, who returned to Japan after a seven-year career in the ...

Carp pitcher Kuroda undecided on future

Nov 30, 2015

Carp pitcher Kuroda undecided on future

Hiroki Kuroda, who abandoned his major league career a year ago to fulfill a promise and return to the Hiroshima Carp, said Monday he has yet to decide if he will pitch next season. “When it comes to having the heart, technique and strength ...