NPB names monthly MVP winners for March-April

Baseball / Japanese Baseball May 9, 2018

NPB names monthly MVP winners for March-April

Hanshin Tigers right-hander Randy Messenger won his third monthly MVP award and 12th-year Yomiuri Giants infielder Hayato Sakamoto was one of two first-time winners, Nippon Professional Baseball announced Wednesday. Messenger, the first foreign pitcher in NPB to make four straight opening-day starts, was selected as ...

Sugano shines as Giants shut out Carp again

Baseball / Japanese Baseball 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 ...