D-Backs trying to set up roots in Japan

Aug 22, 2015

D-Backs trying to set up roots in Japan

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Takashi Saito, a former major leaguer and currently a reliever for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles, announced his intention to retire from baseball at the end of the year on Monday in Sendai. It was a happy coincidence Saito’s news conference was the same ...

Matsuyama ignites offense as Carp edge Giants

Aug 8, 2015

Matsuyama ignites offense as Carp edge Giants

Ryuhei Matsuyama opened the scoring and hit a decisive solo home run as the Hiroshima Carp beat the Central League-leading Yomiuri Giants 2-1 on Saturday. Matsuyama opened the scoring with an RBI double in the third off rookie Hayato Takagi (7-7), before he connected ...

Sakamoto, Sugano lift Giants to win over Carp

Apr 22, 2015

Sakamoto, Sugano lift Giants to win over Carp

In a pitchers’ duel that lived up to its billing, Giants shortstop Hayato Sakamoto made the difference in Yomiuri’s 1-0 win over the Hiroshima Carp on Wednesday. With two outs and runners on the corners at Tochigi Prefecture’s Utsunomiya Stadium, Carp leadoff man Tomohiro ...

Maeda records first victory of season

Apr 9, 2015

Maeda records first victory of season

Carp ace Kenta Maeda earned his first win of the season on Thursday after throwing seven innings in a 1-0 victory over the Yomiuri Giants. Before 26,796 at Mazda Stadium, the last-place Carp scored their only run against complete-game loser Tomoyuki Sugano (1-2) in ...

Dec 18, 2014

Carp decide not to post pitcher Maeda

Hiroshima Carp ace Kenta Maeda’s chances of playing in the big leagues next season were all but erased on Thursday, when the Central League club informed him that they will not allow him to leave via the posting system. The 26-year-old Maeda has spoken ...

Carp set to hold off on posting ace Maeda

Oct 13, 2014

Carp set to hold off on posting ace Maeda

Hiroshima Carp owner Hajime Matsuda indicated Monday the team is unlikely to accept tender bids for Kenta Maeda under the posting system this offseason following the right-hander’s disappointing season in 2014. “We have the right. We would like to let him go, but based ...

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 ...