Osera pitches Carp past Swallows

/ May 24, 2017

Osera pitches Carp past Swallows

Daichi Osera threw six shutout innings to lead the Hiroshima Carp to a 6-1 victory over the Tokyo Yakult Swallows on Wednesday. Before 30,469 at rainy Mazda Stadium, Osera (2-0) allowed three hits and a walk, while striking out six against a Swallows lineup ...

Nakamura makes winning debut with Carp

/ May 3, 2017

Nakamura makes winning debut with Carp

Right-hander Yuta Nakamura earned a win in his first career game for the Central League-leading Hiroshima Carp, holding the Chunichi Dragons to three runs over five innings in his team’s 7-4 come-from-behind win on Wednesday. Nakamura, Hiroshima’s fifth-round draft pick in 2013, allowed five ...

Carp home runs kill off BayStars' challenge

/ Apr 29, 2017

Carp home runs kill off BayStars' challenge

Cleanup hitter Seiya Suzuki went deep twice as the Central League-leading Hiroshima Carp scored all their runs on four home runs, beating the Yokohama BayStars 6-1 behind eight strong innings from Akitake Okada on Saturday. Okada (3-1), who was 4-3 with a 3.02 ERA ...

Swallows' Ishikawa keeps Carp in check

/ Apr 21, 2017

Swallows' Ishikawa keeps Carp in check

Tokyo Yakult Swallows ace Masanori Ishikawa allowed just a run in seven innings on Friday in a 3-1 win over the Hiroshima Carp, who lost their third straight game. Ishikawa (2-1) gave up six hits, five of them singles, and a walk, while striking ...

/ Apr 19, 2017

Carp pitcher Johnson remains sidelined by illness

Hiroshima Carp workhorse Kris Johnson, winner of last year’s Sawamura Award, remains unable to practice due to illness, the team’s chief trainer said Wednesday. Johnson, who is in his third Nippon Professional Baseball season, won last year’s Sawamura Award as NPB’s most impressive starting ...