Dragons' Morino set to retire after season

/ Sep 21, 2017

Dragons' Morino set to retire after season

Chunichi Dragons infielder Masahiko Morino, who played for Japan at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, will retire at the end of this season, the team announced on Thursday. This season, the 21st year of his pro career, the 39-year-old Morino played in only 21 games, ...

Dragons hammer playoff-chasing Giants

/ Sep 19, 2017

Dragons hammer playoff-chasing Giants

Shinnosuke Ogasawara allowed two runs over the distance, while his Dragons teammates had a field day as Chunichi knocked the Yomiuri Giants out of third place on Tuesday, winning 10-2. Ogasawara (5-6) scattered seven hits and four walks in a 151-pitch effort. The lefty struck ...

Sugano, home runs help Giants overwhelm Dragons

/ Aug 5, 2017

Sugano, home runs help Giants overwhelm Dragons

The Yomiuri Giants belted three home runs for the sixth straight game and Tomoyuki Sugano went eight innings as the Kyojin clobbered the Chunichi Dragons 8-2 on Saturday afternoon. Before 43,599 at Tokyo Dome, offseason free-agent acquisition Daikan Yoh hit his fourth homer in three ...

Ruthless BayStars slay Dragons

/ Jul 8, 2017

Ruthless BayStars slay Dragons

Shoichi Ino struck out a season-high nine over seven innings and two relievers provided perfect relief as the Yokohama BayStars whipped the Chunichi Dragons 9-0 on Saturday. Ino (4-4), who allowed five hits, walked a batter and hit one, and struck out four of the ...

/ Jul 7, 2017

Iwase wins first monthly honor in 12 years

The Central League Pitcher of the Month Award continued to be a surprise following Friday's announcement of the Chunichi Dragons' Hitoki Iwase as the winner for June. Selectors generally hand the honor to a starting pitcher with three or more wins, fewer than two losses ...

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, ...