Swallows punish Carp with ninth-inning salvo

May 24, 2015

Swallows punish Carp with ninth-inning salvo

Masayoshi Miwa made Hiroshima pay for intentionally putting the go-ahead run on base with a come-from-behind, two-run, ninth-inning triple that lifted the Tokyo Yakult Swallows to a 9-8 win over the Carp on Sunday afternoon. The Swallows overcame a day in which the Carp’s ...

Swallows down BayStars in 11th

May 21, 2015

Swallows down BayStars in 11th

Kazuhiro Hatakeyama singled in the winning run with two outs in the 11th inning to send the Tokyo Yakult Swallows to a 4-3 sayonara victory over the Central League-leading Yokohama BayStars on Thursday. Tetsuto Yamada singled with two outs against right-hander Yota Kosugi, the ...

Miura takes control as BayStars beat Swallows

May 20, 2015

Miura takes control as BayStars beat Swallows

Player-coach Daisuke Miura allowed four hits over eight innings and Yoshitomo Tsutsugo homered twice to lift the Central League-leading Yokohama BayStars to a 2-0 win over the Tokyo Yakult Swallows on Wednesday. The 41-year-old Miura improved to 2-0 in two starts this season, both ...

Swallows light up Carp starter Kuroda early

May 1, 2015

Swallows light up Carp starter Kuroda early

The Tokyo Yakult Swallows took advantage of Hiroki Kuroda’s poor command early and held on for a 5-4 victory over the Hiroshima Carp on Friday night. Yasuhiro “Ryan” Ogawa (3-0) allowed three runs in seven innings to earn the win after giving up four ...

Messenger, Egoshi provide heroics for Tigers

Apr 28, 2015

Messenger, Egoshi provide heroics for Tigers

Randy Messenger labored but gave his team seven innings of one-run ball as the Hanshin Tigers held off the Tokyo Yakult Swallows 3-1 on Tuesday night. Rookie outfielder Taiga Egoshi hit a three-run drive in the second inning off lefty Yoshihisa Naruse (1-3) for ...

Giants rookie Takagi continues tear against Swallows

Apr 26, 2015

Giants rookie Takagi continues tear against Swallows

Rookie Hayato Takagi continued to impress on Sunday, when he allowed a run in seven innings for the Yomiuri Giants in a 4-1 win over the Central League-leading Tokyo Yakult Swallows. Takagi (4-0), the Giants’ third-round draft pick last autumn, has now allowed six ...

Yoshimi extends scoreless innings streak to 20

Apr 23, 2015

Yoshimi extends scoreless innings streak to 20

Chunichi Dragons ace Kazuki Yoshimi remained untouchable this season, throwing seven scoreless innings in a 3-1 win over the Central League-leading Tokyo Yakult Swallows. Yoshimi (2-0), who has returned from Tommy John surgery, has yet to allow a run in 20 innings this season. ...

Ogawa does it all as Swallows beat BayStars

Apr 17, 2015

Ogawa does it all as Swallows beat BayStars

Yasuhiro “Ryan” Ogawa took a one-hit shutout into the ninth inning to earn the win as the Tokyo Yakult Swallows beat the Yokohama BayStars 3-1 on Friday night. On a rainy night at Jingu Stadium, Ogawa (2-0) didn’t allow a base runner until after ...