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 ...

Mar 17, 2016

Carp reveal team's practice of players exchanging cash

The Hiroshima Carp became the fifth Nippon Professional Baseball club to admit to the practice of players exchanging cash after games. The club’s general manager, Kiyoaki Suzuki, on Thursday told the Central League’s emergency board of directors session that the practice was only carried ...

Maeda solid in debut

Mar 6, 2016

Maeda solid in debut

Kenta Maeda threw two scoreless innings in his debut with the Los Angeles Dodgers, striking out two and giving up one hit in a 7-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday. Maeda, who signed a $25 million, eight-year deal in January after eight ...

Feb 20, 2016

Maru replaces injured Kajitani for Samurai Japan exhibition games

Hiroshima Carp center fielder Yoshihiro Maru has been summoned to play for the national team in March’s international exhibitions against Taiwan, NPB Enterprises announced Saturday. Maru, who had been a fixture on Samurai Japan manager Hiroki Kokubo’s team, will take the place of Yokohama ...