Dec 10, 2013

Outfielder Tani to play for Buffaloes

Veteran outfielder Yoshitomo Tani, who has been released by the Yomiuri Giants, will join the Orix Buffaloes in 2014, the Pacific League club said Tuesday. The 40-year-old Tani makes his way back to his former club after a seven-year stint with Japan’s most storied ...

Carp make Giants put celebration on hold

Sep 21, 2013

Carp make Giants put celebration on hold

Hiroshima Carp ace Kenta Maeda allowed a hit in six scoreless innings in a 7-4 win over the Yomiuri Giants on Saturday, denying the defending Japan Series champs a chance to clinch the Central League pennant for at least another day. Maeda (15-5) struck ...

Maeda dominant in win over Dragons

Sep 4, 2013

Maeda dominant in win over Dragons

Hiroshima ace Kenta Maeda continued to have the Chunichi Dragons’ number on Wednesday, going eight innings in the Carp’s 2-0 victory over their closest Central League rivals. Maeda (12-5) allowed five hits and two walks, while striking out six. He improved to 3-0 against ...

Jun 12, 2013

Maeda set to face Fighters in Sapporo

Hiroshima Carp ace Kenta Maeda, who has been deactivated with an injured right side, has been cleared to return for a game against the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters on Saturday at Sapporo Dome, Carp manager Kenjiro Nomura confirmed Tuesday. Nomura and pitching coach Yasuyuki ...