Nomura pitches Carp to sweep against Giants

May 6, 2015

Nomura pitches Carp to sweep against Giants

Yusuke Nomura allowed a run in seven innings as the Hiroshima Carp beat the Yomiuri Giants 4-1 on Wednesday. Nomura (2-2) allowed five hits and struck out eight without issuing a walk to outduel Giants starter Tomoyuki Sugano (3-4). Sugano’s poor command was exacerbated ...

Swallows light up Carp starter Kuroda early

May 1, 2015

Swallows light up Carp starter Kuroda early

The Tokyo Yakult Swallows took advantage of Hiroki Kuroda’s poor command early and held on for a 5-4 victory over the Hiroshima Carp on Friday night. Yasuhiro “Ryan” Ogawa (3-0) allowed three runs in seven innings to earn the win after giving up four ...

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 ...

Maeda records first victory of season

Apr 9, 2015

Maeda records first victory of season

Carp ace Kenta Maeda earned his first win of the season on Thursday after throwing seven innings in a 1-0 victory over the Yomiuri Giants. Before 26,796 at Mazda Stadium, the last-place Carp scored their only run against complete-game loser Tomoyuki Sugano (1-2) in ...

Apr 8, 2015

Carp's Eldred set for return to Japan

Brad Eldred, who led the Central League with 37 home runs last season, will return to Japan on Friday after having knee surgery, the Hiroshima Carp announced Wednesday. Eldred underwent a procedure to repair the medial meniscus in his right knee on March 16. ...

Apr 3, 2015

Carp, outfielder Schierholtz finalize one-year deal

The Hiroshima Carp said Friday they have agreed on a one-year contract with left-hitting outfielder Nate Schierholtz, who had stints with the Chicago Cubs and Washington Nationals in 2014. Schierholtz, 31, is expected to be paid an estimated $1.16 million (about ¥139 million). The ...

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, ...