Giants slay Dragons after late rally

Japanese Baseball Jul 24, 2020

Giants slay Dragons after late rally

The Central League-leading Yomiuri Giants overpowered the Chunichi Dragons 6-1 on Thursday, with Kazuma Okamoto driving in the go-ahead run as part of a five-run rally in the eighth. Yomiuri starter Cristopher Mercedes (2-2) got the win after throwing seven innings of one-run ball. The ...

Dragons crush Swallows

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Sep 25, 2019

Dragons crush Swallows

Four pitchers combined on a five-hit shutout on Wednesday for the Chunichi Dragons in a 12-0 Central League win over the Tokyo Yakult Swallows. Kodai Umetsu (4-1), the Dragons' second-round draft pick last autumn, allowed three hits, issued three walks and struck out six to ...