/ Dec 1, 2016

Hurler Yamaguchi set to join Giants

Right-hander Shun Yamaguchi, who declared himself a free agent from the Yokohama BayStars last month, is joining the Giants, Yomiuri general manager Tatsuyoshi Tsutsumi said Thursday. Tsutsumi said Yamaguchi, 29, contacted him around noon and told him he wants to play for the Giants. ...

/ Nov 23, 2016

BayStars acquire pitcher Patton from Cubs

Right-hander Spencer Patton has signed with the Yokohama BayStars, the Central League club announced Wednesday. The 28-year-old Patton has pitched in 52 big league games over the past three seasons, including 16 this year for the Chicago Cubs. The reliever has a 3-2 record ...

/ Oct 25, 2016

BayStars sign infielder Ciriaco

The Yokohama BayStars hope to have found their third baseman as they announced the signing of Audy Ciriaco of the Dominican Republic on Tuesday. Ciriaco, 29, played for the Ishikawa Million Stars of the independent Baseball Challenge League this season, when he hit .332 ...

Passionate fans revel in Carp's success

/ Oct 16, 2016

Passionate fans revel in Carp's success

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Having waited nearly as long for their seventh pennant as they did for their first, Hiroshima Carp fans proved to be a force to be reckoned with this season, Hall of Famer Koji Yamamoto said Saturday. “The Hiroshima fans feel like we are part ...

BayStars blank Carp, stave off elimination

/ Oct 14, 2016

BayStars blank Carp, stave off elimination

The Yokohama BayStars won their second elimination game of the postseason, beating the Hiroshima Carp 3-0 in Game 3 of the Central League Climax Series Final Stage on Friday. Four days after winning the do-or-die Game 3 of the first stage against the Yomiuri ...

Otani, Fighters shut down Hawks in Game 1

/ Oct 12, 2016

Otani, Fighters shut down Hawks in Game 1

Shohei Otani threw seven scoreless innings to lead the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters to a 6-0 win over the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks in Game 1 of the Pacific League Climax Series Final Stage on Wednesday. Before 36,633 at Sapporo Dome, Otani allowed one hit, ...