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Carp home runs kill off BayStars' challenge

Cleanup hitter Seiya Suzuki went deep twice as the Central League-leading Hiroshima Carp scored all their runs on four home runs, beating the Yokohama BayStars 6-1 behind eight strong innings from Akitake Okada on Saturday. Okada (3-1), who was 4-3 with a 3.02 ERA last year as a rookie, allowed ...

Hawks call up Kawasaki from farm team

/ Apr 27, 2017

Hawks call up Kawasaki from farm team

Munenori Kawasaki has been promoted to the top team for this weekend’s three-game series against the Orix Buffaloes, Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks manager Kimiyasu Kudo said Thursday. Kudo said he will play the 35-year-old infielder, who signed a one-year deal with the Pacific League club ...

/ Apr 25, 2017

Buffaloes' Romero out with knee injury

The Orix Buffaloes on Tuesday deactivated outfielder Stefan Romero after he was ruled out for four to five weeks with a bone bruise in his left knee. The 28-year-old American suffered the injury in Saturday’s 4-3 win away to the Chiba Lotte Marines when ...

BayStars amass 13 hits, whip Dragons

/ Apr 22, 2017

BayStars amass 13 hits, whip Dragons

Every player in the Yokohama Baystars’ starting lineup had at least one hit in a 13-hit offensive attack as the Yokohama-based club defeated the Chunichi Dragons 11-4 in the Central League on Saturday. Masayuki Kuwahara, Yoshitomo Tsutsugo and Yasutaka Tobashira each drove in three ...

Swallows' Ishikawa keeps Carp in check

/ Apr 21, 2017

Swallows' Ishikawa keeps Carp in check

Tokyo Yakult Swallows ace Masanori Ishikawa allowed just a run in seven innings on Friday in a 3-1 win over the Hiroshima Carp, who lost their third straight game. Ishikawa (2-1) gave up six hits, five of them singles, and a walk, while striking ...