Dec 12, 2014

BayStars acquire infielder Lopez

Jose Lopez, who was recently released by the Yomiuri Giants, has agreed to join the Yokohama BayStars, the Central League club said Friday. The 31-year-old infielder will join the BayStars on a two-year deal carrying an annual salary of ¥150 million. In his second ...

Dec 10, 2014

BayStars hand Okajima one-year deal

The Yokohama BayStars announced Wednesday they have agreed to a one-year contract with former major league reliever Hideki Okajima. The 38-year-old Okajima went 4-4 with a 2.11 ERA in 44 games for the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks last season but was released by the Japan ...

Dec 2, 2014

BayStars release slugger Blanco

The Yokohama BayStars opted not to extend the contract of slugger Tony Blanco and have released the Dominican first baseman, the Central League club announced on Tuesday. Blanco, 34, was notified the same day as the Nippon Professional Baseball’s commissioner’s office announced the names ...

Giants capture 45th regular-season title

Sep 26, 2014

Giants capture 45th regular-season title

The Yomiuri Giants clinched their 45th league title in franchise history on Friday, when they defeated the Yokohama BayStars 6-3. The victory, combined with the Hiroshima Carp’s 4-3 loss to the Hanshin Tigers, clinched the Giants’ third straight Central League pennant. The Giants have ...

Blanco slays Dragons with sayonara home run

Sep 15, 2014

Blanco slays Dragons with sayonara home run

Tony Blanco’s pinch-hit solo homer in the bottom of the ninth inning on Monday lifted the Yokohama BayStars to a 4-3 walk-off win over the Chunichi Dragons. Moments after the Dragons’ Takahito Kudo tied the game in the top of the ninth off rookie ...

Utsumi blanks BayStars as Giants widen lead

Sep 12, 2014

Utsumi blanks BayStars as Giants widen lead

Tetsuya Utsumi threw a four-hit shutout as the Yomiuri Giants cruised past the Yokohama BayStars 4-0 on Friday and moved five games clear at the top of the Central League standings. Utsumi (5-8) struck out five without issuing a walk as he pitched his ...

Miura delivers another quality start for BayStars

Aug 21, 2014

Miura delivers another quality start for BayStars

Forty-year-old ace Daisuke Miura threw seven innings on Thursday night to win his fifth straight start as the Yokohama BayStars beat the third-place Hiroshima Carp 3-0. Miura (5-4) allowed five hits and two walks, while striking out three. He was fortunate to leave the ...