Sakamoto drives in five runs as Giants pound Lions

May 26, 2015

Sakamoto drives in five runs as Giants pound Lions

Captain Hayato Sakamoto erupted for four hits and five RBIs as the Yomiuri Giants blew out the Seibu Lions 11-1 to start the interleague games Tuesday. Tomoyuki Sugano (6-4) was two outs away from throwing his second straight shutout, but an error by center ...

Sakamoto, Sugano lift Giants to win over Carp

Apr 22, 2015

Sakamoto, Sugano lift Giants to win over Carp

In a pitchers’ duel that lived up to its billing, Giants shortstop Hayato Sakamoto made the difference in Yomiuri’s 1-0 win over the Hiroshima Carp on Wednesday. With two outs and runners on the corners at Tochigi Prefecture’s Utsunomiya Stadium, Carp leadoff man Tomohiro ...

Kaneko, Sugano claim MVP awards

Nov 26, 2014

Kaneko, Sugano claim MVP awards

by Jason Coskrey

Chihiro Kaneko put up big numbers last season, but was largely out of the spotlight when it was time to give out awards. This time around, the Orix Buffaloes ace was one of the main attractions. Kaneko was named the 2014 Pacific League MVP ...

Hawks bring down Giants to take interleague lead

Jun 21, 2014

Hawks bring down Giants to take interleague lead

Fukuoka Softbank left-hander Kazuyuki Hoashi held the damage to one run over seven sharp innings in a pitching duel against Yomiuri right-hander Tomoyuki Sugano in the Hawks’ 3-1 victory over the Giants on Saturday afternoon. With their third consecutive victory, the Hawks took over ...