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Sugano shines as Giants shut out Carp again

/ Jul 5, 2017

Sugano shines as Giants shut out Carp again

The Yomiuri Giants blanked the first-place Hiroshima Carp for the second straight night, this time with ace Tomoyuki Sugano throwing six scoreless innings in a 5-0 win Wednesday. Pitching on four days' rest for the first time since September 2015, Sugano (8-4) picked up his ...

/ Jul 3, 2017

Managers make final picks for All-Star series

Pacific League manager Hideki Kuriyama and his Central League counterpart Koichi Ogata completed their rosters on Monday ahead of this month's All-Star series. The final tally for roster spots leaves the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks, a perennial PL powerhouse, and the Hiroshima Carp, the CL-leaders and ...

Hawks rally to sink Eagles

/ Jul 2, 2017

Hawks rally to sink Eagles

The Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks rallied against Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles star starter Takayuki Kishi and closer Yuki Matsui in the eighth inning to earn a 5-4 win on Sunday. A day after the Hawks called on closer Dennis Sarfate to get them out of trouble ...

/ Jul 1, 2017

Tigers sign outfielder Rogers

The Hanshin Tigers on Saturday announced the acquisition of American outfielder Jason Rogers, who has been playing this season with the Indianapolis Indians, the Triple-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates. The 29-year-old Rogers is expected to be able to play for the Tigers from around ...

Dragons complete series sweep of Tigers

/ Jun 29, 2017

Dragons complete series sweep of Tigers

Yudai Ono tossed six scoreless innings and three relievers completed a four-hit shutout as the Chunichi Dragons swept the three-game series against the Hanshin Tigers with a 2-0 win on Thursday. Ono (2-5), who earned his belated first win of the year on June 7, ...

/ Jun 29, 2017

Fighters sign veteran outfielder Drake

The Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters have signed outfielder Yadir Drake for the rest of the season, the Pacific League club announced Thursday. The 27-year-old Cuban has batted .385 in 71 games in the Mexican League this season. He signed a ¥1.5 million (around $133,000) deal with ...