Swallows sink Carp on sacrifice fly in 10th inning

May 12, 2016

Swallows sink Carp on sacrifice fly in 10th inning

Tomotaka Sakaguchi’s sacrifice fly plated the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning to lift the Tokyo Yakult Swallows to a 4-3 come-from-behind victory over the Hiroshima Carp on Thursday night. Swallows No. 8 hitter Yuhei Nakamura opened the 10th with a ...

Swallows score five in eighth inning to hook Carp

May 11, 2016

Swallows score five in eighth inning to hook Carp

The Tokyo Yakult Swallows scored five runs in the eighth inning as they secured a 5-2 come-from-behind win over the Hiroshima Carp on Wednesday in the Central League. Two singles and a fielder’s choice loaded the bases to force Hiroshima’s Yusuke Nomura (4-2) off ...

BayStars hurler Yamaguchi stymies Carp

May 8, 2016

BayStars hurler Yamaguchi stymies Carp

Shun Yamaguchi held the Hiroshima Carp to a run on seven hits as the right-hander went the distance in the struggling Yokohama BayStars’ 7-1 win on Sunday. Yamaguchi (2-1) struck out five while issuing a walk and a hit batsman each in a 119-pitch ...

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 ...

Maeda continues to impress with Dodgers

Apr 18, 2016

Maeda continues to impress with Dodgers

New Dodger Kenta Maeda has now allowed as many runs as he has driven in, but his teammates had his back at the plate in Los Angeles’ 3-1 win over the National League West rival San Francisco Giants on Sunday. The Japanese pitcher (2-0) ...