Tigers advance to Central League finale despite tie

Oct 12, 2014

Tigers advance to Central League finale despite tie

The Hanshin Tigers advanced to the final stage of the Central League playoffs on Sunday thanks to a 0-0 tie with the Hiroshima Carp in Game 2 of the Central League Climax Series first stage. Nippon Professional Baseball’s rules limit Climax Series games to ...

Carp fail to secure second place

Oct 6, 2014

Carp fail to secure second place

Right-hander Kenta Maeda allowed three runs in eight innings in what could turn out to be his final home game for the Hiroshima Carp, who were consigned to third place on Monday in a 4-1 loss to the Central League-champion Yomiuri Giants. The game ...

Oct 4, 2014

Carp closer Mickolio deactivated

The Hiroshima Carp deactivated closer Kam Mickolio on Saturday due to a left hip injury that will keep him out of the first stage of the Central League’s playoffs. The 30-year-old Mickolio complained of groin pain during Wedneday’s 4-2 loss to the Hanshin Tigers ...

Nomi helps Tigers close gap on Carp

Oct 1, 2014

Nomi helps Tigers close gap on Carp

Left-handed ace Atsushi Nomi allowed a run in six innings on Wednesday as the Hanshin Tigers beat the Hiroshima Carp 4-2 to move within a hair of the Carp in the race for the second seed in the Central League playoffs. Nomi (9-13) gave ...

Strong start carries Carp past Swallows

Sep 25, 2014

Strong start carries Carp past Swallows

Eishin Soyogi homered, tripled and doubled on Thursday to power the Hiroshima Carp to a 9-1 victory over the Tokyo Yakult Swallows and keep his team’s slim chances of a Central League pennant alive. Soyogi capped a four-run first inning at Jingu Stadium with ...

Dragons bullpen thwarts Carp comeback attempt

Sep 11, 2014

Dragons bullpen thwarts Carp comeback attempt

Chunichi Dragons lefty Yudai Ono tossed one-run ball over 6-1/3 innings, drove in the decisive run, and the bullpen did the rest to stave off the Hiroshima Carp in a 2-1 victory on Thursday night. With second-place Hiroshima’s loss and a win by the ...

Giants down Maeda, Carp

Sep 3, 2014

Giants down Maeda, Carp

Hisayoshi Chono hit a two-run home run to highlight a four-run uprising during a sudden lapse for Kenta Maeda in the fifth inning and the Yomiuri Giants beat the Hiroshima Carp 4-2 on Wednesday night. Central League-leading Yomiuri came from behind to beat second-place ...