Carp's Kuroda picks up victory despite shaky outing

May 29, 2015

Carp's Kuroda picks up victory despite shaky outing

Hiroki Kuroda lasted 6-1/3 innings despite some poor control and earned the win as the Hiroshima Carp defeated the Orix Buffaloes 6-3 in interleague action on Friday. Kuroda, who spent a combined seven seasons with the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers, allowed ...

Swallows punish Carp with ninth-inning salvo

May 24, 2015

Swallows punish Carp with ninth-inning salvo

Masayoshi Miwa made Hiroshima pay for intentionally putting the go-ahead run on base with a come-from-behind, two-run, ninth-inning triple that lifted the Tokyo Yakult Swallows to a 9-8 win over the Carp on Sunday afternoon. The Swallows overcame a day in which the Carp’s ...

Botched call serves as wakeup call for NPB umps

May 17, 2015

Botched call serves as wakeup call for NPB umps

The bizarre ending of a recent game between the Central League’s Hiroshima Carp and Yomiuri Giants was a wakeup call for umpires, according to participants and veteran umpires. The Carp beat the Giants 3-2 on May 4 at Mazda Stadium because of an umpire’s ...

Baldiris' homer sends BayStars past Carp

May 15, 2015

Baldiris' homer sends BayStars past Carp

Aarom Baldiris hit a two-run home run that put the Central League-leading Yokohama BayStars in front for good in a wild 6-5 win over the Hiroshima Carp. The BayStars overturned a three-run deficit against veteran Hiroki Kuroda with a run in the fourth and ...

Otake makes strong return to Giants

May 13, 2015

Otake makes strong return to Giants

Kan Otake produced an impressive — if long-delayed — second effort on Wednesday, throwing seven innings for the Yomiuri Giants in a 1-0 win over the Hiroshima Carp. After spending most of the spring working to regain his form in the minors, Otake (1-1) ...

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 ...