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 ...