Streaking BayStars beat Carp

May 28, 2016

Streaking BayStars beat Carp

Rookie Shota Imanaga won his fourth straight start as the Yokohama Baystars won their sixth straight and improved to .500 with a defeat of the Central League front-running Hiroshima Carp 3-1 on Saturday. Before 28,916 at Yokohama stadium, Yoshitomo Tsutsugo hit a two-run homer ...

Ishida's streak ends but BayStars beat Dragons

May 25, 2016

Ishida's streak ends but BayStars beat Dragons

Second-year right-hander Kenta Ishida had a scoreless-inning streak snapped at 26 with a seventh-inning run, but the Yokohama BayStars held on to beat the Chunichi Dragons 4-1 in the Central League on Wednesday and earn their first four-game win streak of the season. At ...

Ishida extends streak as BayStars beat Giants

May 18, 2016

Ishida extends streak as BayStars beat Giants

Second-year right-hander Kenta Ishida stretched his scoreless innings streak to 20 by going the first seven innings for the Yokohama BayStars in a 1-0 win over the Yomiuri Giants in the Central League on Wednesday. Before 13,633 at Fukushima’s Azuma Stadium, the visitors tested ...

BayStars hurler Yamaguchi stymies Carp

May 8, 2016

BayStars hurler Yamaguchi stymies Carp

Shun Yamaguchi held the Hiroshima Carp to a run on seven hits as the right-hander went the distance in the struggling Yokohama BayStars’ 7-1 win on Sunday. Yamaguchi (2-1) struck out five while issuing a walk and a hit batsman each in a 119-pitch ...

BayStars' Kajitani makes immediate impact in return

May 4, 2016

BayStars' Kajitani makes immediate impact in return

Takayuki Kajitani marked his return to the Yokohama BayStars’ lineup by driving in one run and scoring another in a 3-2 victory over the Tokyo Yakult Swallows in the Central League on Wednesday afternoon. Before a crowd of 28,940 at Yokohama Stadium, Kajitani, who ...

Apr 29, 2016

BayStars' Tsutsugo sidelined with muscle strain

Yokohama BayStars cleanup hitter Yoshitomo Tsutsugo was deactivated on Friday due to a muscle strain, the Central League club said. Tsutsugo, who left Thursday’s game against the Chunichi Dragons early, is expected back in a minimum of 10 days. According to manager Alex Ramirez, ...

Apr 28, 2016

BayStars end plan to sign McBride

The Yokohama BayStars have given up on their bid to acquire Matt McBride from the Oakland Athletics’ Triple-A affiliate, it was learned Thursday. The BayStars had reached a broad agreement with McBride, according to club officials, but the deal was scuppered when the 30-year-old ...

Hawks top union's annual payroll ranking for first time

Apr 25, 2016

Hawks top union's annual payroll ranking for first time

An annual survey has ranked the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks’ payroll as the highest in Japan for the first time, the Japan Professional Baseball Players Association said Monday. According to the union, which has conducted the survey since 1988, the average salary of union members ...

Otosaka spoils Giants' shutout ambitions

Apr 22, 2016

Otosaka spoils Giants' shutout ambitions

Giants closer Hirokazu Sawamura gave up ninth-inning game-tying solo home run as Yomiuri played to a 1-1, 12-inning tie against the Yokohama BayStars in the Central League on Friday. Yokohama pinch hitter Tomo Otosaka led off the ninth with a homer to prevent Yomiuri ...

BayStars hand Giants first loss of season

Mar 30, 2016

BayStars hand Giants first loss of season

Rookie right-hander Toshiki Sakurai blew a three-run lead and the Yomiuri Giants suffered their first loss of the season as the Yokohama BayStars came from behind to win 6-3 in the Central League on Wednesday. Sakurai (0-1), the No. 1 draft pick last October, ...