Matsuda, Hawks clobber Carp

Jun 7, 2014

Matsuda, Hawks clobber Carp

Nobuhiro Matsuda came a homer shy of the cycle and drove in four runs, Kenichi Nakata allowed just two runs over 7-1/3 quality innings and the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks walloped the Hiroshima Carp 16-5 on Saturday afternoon. The Central League-leading Carp lost their fourth ...

May 26, 2014

Carp beat Lions on misty night

Yoshihiro Maru drilled a tiebreaking three-run home run off reliever Randy Williams in the sixth inning and the Hiroshima Carp beat the Seibu Lions 6-2 on a misty night in Hiroshima Prefecture on Monday. The Central League-leading Carp won their second straight after losing ...

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 ...