Kinjo blast lifts Giants to win over BayStars

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Apr 15, 2015

Kinjo blast lifts Giants to win over BayStars

Tatsuhiko Kinjo hit a three-run homer against his former club as the Yomiuri Giants defeated the Yokohama BayStars 3-0 on a breezy night in Yokohama on Wednesday. Lefty Toshiya Sugiuchi had settled down in a heated pitching duel against Guillermo Moscoso with neither man showing ...

Hakuho braced for shot at history

Sumo Jan 10, 2015

Hakuho braced for shot at history

Standing on the horizon of yet another historic moment in his illustrious career is nothing new for the lord of the raised ring. But for yokozuna Hakuho, claiming his career 33rd Emperor's Cup promises to be a monumental event on the scale of Joe DiMaggio's ...

MLB stars escape with slim exhibition victory

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Nov 11, 2014

MLB stars escape with slim exhibition victory

Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria hit a grand slam and New York Yankees left-hander Chris Capuano threw four shutout innings as the Major League Baseball All-Stars edged a mixed team from the Yomiuri Giants and Hanshin Tigers 8-7 in an exhibition Tuesday ...

Hawks storm past Fighters in Game 5

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Oct 18, 2014

Hawks storm past Fighters in Game 5

Kenichi Nakata threw five innings of two-run ball, Nobuhiro Matsuda delivered a two-run single in a 4-for-4 outing, and the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks beat the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 5-2 to win Game 4 of the Pacific League Climax Series Final Stage on Saturday ...