Ogawa lifts Swallows to win over Giants

Aug 26, 2015

Ogawa lifts Swallows to win over Giants

Right-hander Yasuhiro Ogawa withstood five scoring opportunities and drew an 11-pitch bases-loaded walk to spark a four-run fourth inning for the Tokyo Yakult Swallows in a 4-0 win over the Yomiuri Giants on Wednesday night. Ogawa (9-6) allowed seven hits, a walk and a ...

Swallows' Ishikawa keeps rival Giants in check

Aug 25, 2015

Swallows' Ishikawa keeps rival Giants in check

Masanori Ishikawa held Yomiuri to two runs over 7-2/3 innings as the Tokyo Yakult Swallows won 5-2 on Tuesday, moving into second and within a game of the Giants in the Central League. The Swallows staked Ishikawa (8-9) to a five-run lead by the ...

Giants complete sweep of CL-leading Tigers

Aug 20, 2015

Giants complete sweep of CL-leading Tigers

Hayato Sakamoto hit a walk-off RBI single as the Yomiuri Giants swept the three-game home stand against the first-place Hanshin Tigers with a 2-1 victory Thursday. With one out and the bases loaded in the ninth inning at Tokyo Dome, Sakamoto’s base hit off ...

Giants use 12-run inning to rout first-place Tigers

Aug 19, 2015

Giants use 12-run inning to rout first-place Tigers

Rookie right-hander Mizuki Tsuchida kept Yomiuri from sinking in the fourth inning and the Giants came back with a vengeance, overcoming a three-run deficit to clobber the Hanshin Tigers 12-3 on Wednesday. Before 44,837 at Tokyo Dome, Tsuchida (1-0) took the mound in relief ...

Matsuyama ignites offense as Carp edge Giants

Aug 8, 2015

Matsuyama ignites offense as Carp edge Giants

Ryuhei Matsuyama opened the scoring and hit a decisive solo home run as the Hiroshima Carp beat the Central League-leading Yomiuri Giants 2-1 on Saturday. Matsuyama opened the scoring with an RBI double in the third off rookie Hayato Takagi (7-7), before he connected ...

Dening delivers winning blast for Swallows

Aug 6, 2015

Dening delivers winning blast for Swallows

Mitch Dening’s two-run home run put the Tokyo Yakult Swallows in front for good on Thursday in a 5-3 win over the Yomiuri Giants that prevented the hosts from being swept. Trailing 3-2 in the bottom of the sixth, Dening came up with one ...