Giants, Takagi punish Tigers

May 3, 2015

Giants, Takagi punish Tigers

Yomiuri Giants rookie Hayato Takagi had his toughest game of the season, but he still managed to improve to 5-0 on Sunday in a 10-3 win over the defensively challenged Hanshin Tigers. Takagi allowed three runs, two earned, in six innings — the shortest ...

Giants rookie Takagi continues tear against Swallows

Apr 26, 2015

Giants rookie Takagi continues tear against Swallows

Rookie Hayato Takagi continued to impress on Sunday, when he allowed a run in seven innings for the Yomiuri Giants in a 4-1 win over the Central League-leading Tokyo Yakult Swallows. Takagi (4-0), the Giants’ third-round draft pick last autumn, has now allowed six ...

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 ...

Apr 21, 2015

Giants sign slugger Francisco

The Yomiuri Giants have acquired Dominican slugger Juan Francisco, who played last season for the Toronto Blue Jays, the Central League club announced Tuesday. The 188-cm, 111-kg Francisco has agreed to a one-year contract that will pay him ¥140 million. “We don’t have this ...

Apr 18, 2015

Abe deactivated with strained thigh

Yomiuri Giants catcher Shinnosuke Abe was deactivated with a strain in his left thigh, the Central League club announced Saturday. Abe, 36, was diagnosed with pulled muscles in the biceps behind his left thigh. The Giants’ former captain was registered as a position player ...