Francisco lifts Giants to victory in NPB debut

Baseball / Japanese Baseball May 2, 2015

Francisco lifts Giants to victory in NPB debut

Former major league slugger Juan Francisco came up with the much-needed big hit in his first game in Japanese baseball as the Yomiuri Giants held off the rival Hanshin Tigers 1-0 on Saturday afternoon. Shintaro Fujinami and lefty Aaron Poreda had waged a fierce pitching ...

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 ...