Otani fireballs lead PL past CL in All-Star Game 2

Jul 19, 2014

Otani fireballs lead PL past CL in All-Star Game 2

Shohei Otani ratcheted up the radar gun from the mound and earned the victory on Saturday as the Pacific League All-Stars beat their Central League counterparts 12-6 to earn a split of this summer’s All-Star Series. Otani, of the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters, got ...

Tigers rookie Fujinami holds off Giants

Aug 4, 2013

Tigers rookie Fujinami holds off Giants

In a matchup of rookie All-Star starting pitchers, Hanshin Tigers teenager Shintaro Fujinami worked six innings to earn the victory in Sunday’s 7-0 win over the Yomiuri Giants. The 19-year-old Fujinami improved to 7-4. He allowed six hits and a walk, while striking out ...

Fujinami tops fan votes for All-Star Series

Jun 18, 2013

Fujinami tops fan votes for All-Star Series

Highly praised Hanshin Tigers rookie Shintaro Fujinami was the top vote-getter in fan balloting among Central League starters for the upcoming All-Star Series after results were announced at the halfway point on Monday. Fujinami received 96,322 votes, ahead of second-place Hiroshima Carp right-hander Ken ...

Tigers rookie Fujinami shuts down Swallows

Apr 22, 2013

Tigers rookie Fujinami shuts down Swallows

Highly-touted teenage rookie Shintaro Fujinami allowed two hits over seven innings on Sunday for his second win of the season as the Hanshin Tigers beat the Tokyo Yakult Swallows 5-0. Fujinami, who pitched Osaka Toin High School to two tournament titles last year at ...

Tigers rookie Fujinami makes history but loses debut

Apr 1, 2013

Tigers rookie Fujinami makes history but loses debut

Hanshin Tigers right-hander Shintaro Fujinami made his first pro start on Sunday just three games into the season, setting a record for rookies drafted out of high school. Fujinami, the Tigers’ first-round draft pick last autumn out of Osaka Toin High School, allowed two ...