Carp batters prop up Maeda in win over BayStars

May 4, 2014

Carp batters prop up Maeda in win over BayStars

Shogo Kimura hit a tiebreaking single and Ryuhei Matsuyama had a two-run homer to help make a winner of Kenta Maeda as the Hiroshima Carp beat the Yokohama BayStars 5-2 on Sunday afternoon. It was the 20th victory of the year for the Central ...

Giants slugger Lopez belts winning HR in 10th

Apr 1, 2014

Giants slugger Lopez belts winning HR in 10th

Jose Lopez continued his spring power surge with a 10th-inning solo homer as the Yomiuri Giants spoiled the Yokohama BayStars’ home opener on Tuesday with a 2-1, 10-inning victory at Yokohama Stadium. The homer was Lopez’s third of the new season and gave him ...

Dec 25, 2013

Swallows acquire lefty pitcher Narveson

The Tokyo Yakult Swallows announced Wednesday that they have signed 32-year-old pitcher Chris Narveson. The 191-cm southpaw has a career major league record of 26-18 with a 4.65 ERA over six seasons, mostly with the National League’s Milwaukee Brewers. He was a fixture in ...

Dec 2, 2013

BayStars release Ramirez

Alex Ramirez, the first foreign-born player to reach 2,000 hits in Japanese professional baseball, was one of 123 who have been released by their teams, the commissioner’s office said Monday. The 39-year-old Ramirez, whom the Yokohama BayStars indicated they would cut ties with on ...

Oct 3, 2013

Nakahata to return as BayStars manager in 2014

Kiyoshi Nakahata will stay on as manager of the Yokohama BayStars next season after agreeing to a new one-year deal on Thursday. Nakahata had been ready to face the music after a disappointing season, but the 59-year-old got the backing of the BayStars and ...

Blanco homers twice as BayStars down Swallows

Sep 30, 2013

Blanco homers twice as BayStars down Swallows

Tony Blanco homered twice to drive in five runs, powering the Yokohama BayStars to a 6-3 win over the last-place Tokyo Yakult Swallows on Monday night. Yakult’s Wladimir Balentien extended his Japanese single-season record to 59 homers with a two-out solo blast that gave ...

Ino goes distance as BayStars rout Giants

Sep 28, 2013

Ino goes distance as BayStars rout Giants

Rookie Shoichi Ino threw his first career complete game, Takayuki Kajitani hit a two-run homer in a seven-run fourth inning, and the Yokohama BayStars routed the Central League champion Yomiuri Giants 7-2 on Saturday. Ino (5-7) yielded two runs on four hits over nine ...