Ogawa lifts Swallows to win over Giants

Aug 26, 2015

Ogawa lifts Swallows to win over Giants

Right-hander Yasuhiro Ogawa withstood five scoring opportunities and drew an 11-pitch bases-loaded walk to spark a four-run fourth inning for the Tokyo Yakult Swallows in a 4-0 win over the Yomiuri Giants on Wednesday night. Ogawa (9-6) allowed seven hits, a walk and a ...

Swallows' Ishikawa keeps rival Giants in check

Aug 25, 2015

Swallows' Ishikawa keeps rival Giants in check

Masanori Ishikawa held Yomiuri to two runs over 7-2/3 innings as the Tokyo Yakult Swallows won 5-2 on Tuesday, moving into second and within a game of the Giants in the Central League. The Swallows staked Ishikawa (8-9) to a five-run lead by the ...

Aug 19, 2015

Swallows lose Yamanaka to muscle strain

A day after failing to win a start for the first time this season, Tokyo Yakult Swallows pitcher Hirofumi Yamanaka was deactivated with a muscle strain on Wednesday. The 29-year-old submarine right-hander strained his right pectoral muscle in Tuesday’s start against the BayStars in ...

Dening delivers winning blast for Swallows

Aug 6, 2015

Dening delivers winning blast for Swallows

Mitch Dening’s two-run home run put the Tokyo Yakult Swallows in front for good on Thursday in a 5-3 win over the Yomiuri Giants that prevented the hosts from being swept. Trailing 3-2 in the bottom of the sixth, Dening came up with one ...

Kikuchi, Guzman lead Carp comeback

Jul 30, 2015

Kikuchi, Guzman lead Carp comeback

Ryosuke Kikuchi and Jesus Guzman sparked a comeback as the Hiroshima Carp overturned a four-run deficit in a 5-4 victory over the Tokyo Yakult Swallows on Thursday night. Trailing 4-3 in the eighth before a loud crowd of 30,136 at Tokyo’s Jingu Stadium, Guzman ...

Kuroda cools down red-hot Swallows

Jul 28, 2015

Kuroda cools down red-hot Swallows

Hiroki Kuroda held high-flying Tokyo Yakult to a run on seven hits over seven innings as the Hiroshima Carp snapped the Swallows’ seven game winning run with an 11-2 win on Tuesday. A former Dodger and Yankee, Kuroda (7-4), pitching for the first time ...

Swallows' Tateyama collects victory against Dragons

Jul 25, 2015

Swallows' Tateyama collects victory against Dragons

TokyoYakult Swallows starter Shohei Tateyama claimed his second win of the season after holding the Chunichi Dragons to three runs in a 7-5 win on Friday. Following his first win in three seasons two weeks ago, Tateyama (2-0) allowed four hits and struck out ...