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 ...

Maeda records first victory of season

Apr 9, 2015

Maeda records first victory of season

Carp ace Kenta Maeda earned his first win of the season on Thursday after throwing seven innings in a 1-0 victory over the Yomiuri Giants. Before 26,796 at Mazda Stadium, the last-place Carp scored their only run against complete-game loser Tomoyuki Sugano (1-2) in ...

Kajitani, Lopez spark BayStars in rout of Giants

Mar 28, 2015

Kajitani, Lopez spark BayStars in rout of Giants

Shun Yamaguchi threw two-run ball over eight innings and the Yokohama BayStars broke out the bats to wallop the Yomiuri Giants 10-2 for their first victory of the 2015 regular season on Saturday afternoon. Takayuki Kajitani went 4-for-5 with three RBIs and Jose Lopez ...