Tigers take down first-place Carp

May 14, 2014

Tigers take down first-place Carp

Mauro Gomez’s ninth-inning RBI double proved decisive as the Hanshin Tigers moved back within three games of the first-place Hiroshima Carp with a 4-3 victory in the Central League on Wednesday. With two outs in the top of the ninth at Doradora Park, Gomez ...

Eldred leads rally as Carp slay Dragons

May 10, 2014

Eldred leads rally as Carp slay Dragons

Cleanup hitter Brad Eldred homered and went 3-for-4, Kenta Maeda had just enough in the tank and the Hiroshima Carp came from behind to rout the Chunichi Dragons 13-5 on Saturday afternoon. The Central League-leading Carp won their third in a row and moved ...

Matsuyama delivers as Carp hold off Dragons

May 9, 2014

Matsuyama delivers as Carp hold off Dragons

Ryuhei Matsuyama had a one-out clutch tiebreaking RBI single and Eishin Soyogi added a sacrifice fly in the seventh inning as the Central League-leading Hiroshima Carp beat Chunichi Dragons 3-2 in the opener of a three-game series on Friday. Jumpei Shinoda (3-2) yielded one ...

Carp rap out 16 hits, trounce Swallows

May 8, 2014

Carp rap out 16 hits, trounce Swallows

The Central League-leading Hiroshima Carp belted three home runs in a 16-hit attack and held off a late challenge to beat the Tokyo Yakult Swallows 13-7 on Thursday and avoid a three-game sweep at Jingu Stadium. Behind rookie Daichi Osera (4-1), Brad Eldred gave ...

Ishikawa tosses shutout against first-place Carp

May 7, 2014

Ishikawa tosses shutout against first-place Carp

Lefty Masanori Ishikawa held the Hiroshima Carp to five hits over the distance on Wednesday night as the Tokyo Yakult Swallows beat the Central League leaders 6-0. Ishikawa (1-3) had enough command of his various pitches to keep Carp batters from making too much ...

Carp batters prop up Maeda in win over BayStars

May 4, 2014

Carp batters prop up Maeda in win over BayStars

Shogo Kimura hit a tiebreaking single and Ryuhei Matsuyama had a two-run homer to help make a winner of Kenta Maeda as the Hiroshima Carp beat the Yokohama BayStars 5-2 on Sunday afternoon. It was the 20th victory of the year for the Central ...

Carp rookie Osera goes distance in win over Tigers

May 1, 2014

Carp rookie Osera goes distance in win over Tigers

Rookie Daichi Osera (3-1) came within three outs of his first shutout but settled for his first complete game as the Hiroshima Carp avoided a three-game sweep on Thursday night by beating the Hanshin Tigers 6-1. Osera, the Carp’s top draft pick last autumn, ...

Giants' Anderson knocks in four runs in rout

Apr 26, 2014

Giants' Anderson knocks in four runs in rout

Former Cuba international Leslie Anderson was penciled into the cleanup spot on Saturday and promptly drove in four runs for the Yomiuri Giants in an 11-5 clubbing of the Central League-leading Hiroshima Carp. The Giants took the lead off Carp rookie Aren Kuri (2-1) ...