Otani, Arai win MVP awards

Nov 29, 2016

Otani, Arai win MVP awards

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Shohei Otani’s historic season of rewriting the record books and challenging conventional baseball wisdom reached its logical conclusion on Monday night. In a result that came as a surprise to no one, the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters’ two-way star was crowned Pacific League MVP, ...

Triumphant Carp reduce magic number to three

Sep 6, 2016

Triumphant Carp reduce magic number to three

Kris Johnson earned his 14th win as the Hiroshima Carp beat the Chunichi Dragons 4-1 on Tuesday to inch closer to their first Central League pennant in 25 years. Before 31,465 at Mazda Stadium, Johnson (14-6) capitalized on a hustling team effort as the ...

Carp go from disappointing to dominating

Jul 6, 2016

Carp go from disappointing to dominating

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A year after nearly everyone picked the Hiroshima Carp to win their first Central League pennant since 1991, that elusive goal is now firmly on the agenda of the men in red. Hiroshima’s offense had scored 383 runs going into Wednesday’s games, more than ...

Carp veteran Arai joins 2,000-hit club

Apr 26, 2016

Carp veteran Arai joins 2,000-hit club

Takahiro Arai reached 2,000 career hits as the 39-year-old helped the Hiroshima Carp defeat the Tokyo Yakult Swallows 11-3 in the Central League on Tuesday. With the Carp leading 3-0 after consecutive second-inning solo homers, Arai doubled in a run in the top of ...