Utsumi savors win as Giants beat Carp

Aug 2, 2014

Utsumi savors win as Giants beat Carp

Home runs by Hayato Sakamoto and Shinnosuke Abe lifted the Yomiuri Giants to a 3-1 win on Saturday over the Hiroshima Carp and earned ace Tetsuya Utsumi his first win in over two months. Sakamoto’s eighth homer of the year tied it 1-1 in ...

Fukudome belts winning blast in 12th

Jul 22, 2014

Fukudome belts winning blast in 12th

Kosuke Fukudome came through when his team needed him the most, delivering a 12th-inning, walk-off home run to lift the Hanshin Tigers to a 3-2 victory over the archrival Yomiuri Giants on Tuesday night. Hanshin won its fourth consecutive game and beat the Central ...

Swallows rout Giants at Tokyo Dome

Jul 14, 2014

Swallows rout Giants at Tokyo Dome

Masanori Ishikawa got more than enough run support against fellow lefty Tetsuya Utsumi, Tetsuto Yamada homered and drove in three runs, and the Tokyo Yakult Swallows ran roughshod over the Central League-leading Yomiuri Giants in a 12-1 rout on Monday night. With the victory, ...

Goto goes deep as BayStars blank Giants

Jul 9, 2014

Goto goes deep as BayStars blank Giants

Taketoshi Goto hit a three-run home run in the early going as the Yokohama BayStars downed the Central League-leading Yomiuri Giants 3-0 on Wednesday night. Yasutomo Kubo (7-4) yielded five hits over six innings for the win and three relievers polished off the shutout ...

Takahashi lifts Giants to win over Dragons

Jul 6, 2014

Takahashi lifts Giants to win over Dragons

Yoshinobu Takahashi hit a tiebreaking two-run single with two outs in the eighth inning Sunday to lift the Central League-leading Yomiuri Giants to a 3-1 win that completed a three-game sweep of the Chunichi Dragons. A day after Takahashi hit a three-run homer in ...

Chono leads Dragons past Dragons in 10th

Jul 5, 2014

Chono leads Dragons past Dragons in 10th

Hisayoshi Chono went 3-for-5 with three RBIs, featuring a tiebreaking RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning that lifted Yomiuri to a 7-6 sayonara victory over the Chunichi Dragons on Saturday. The Central League-leading Giants moved a season high 14 games above ...

Kokubo sacrifice fly lifts Carp over Giants

Jul 2, 2014

Kokubo sacrifice fly lifts Carp over Giants

The Hiroshima Carp outlasted the Central League-leading Yomiuri Giants in a tense 4-3 win on Wednesday evening, with Tetsuya Kokubo coming off the bench to drive in the winning run with a sacrifice fly. With the score tied 3-3 in the bottom of the ...