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Carp hammer Giants in clash of CL's top teams

/ Jun 26, 2018

Carp hammer Giants in clash of CL's top teams

Kris Johnson was rescued by Ryuhei Matsuyama's grand slam and other slugging teammates on Tuesday as the Central League-leading Hiroshima Carp pounded the second-place Yomiuri Giants 14-5. Hiroshima batters overcame an early four-run deficit at Mazda Stadium to back Johnson, who allowed four earned runs ...

/ Jun 26, 2018

Carp sign veteran reliever Johnny Hellweg

Former major league reliever Johnny Hellweg has signed to play for the Hiroshima Carp, the team announced on Tuesday. He agreed to an annual salary of $300,000 plus incentives. Hellweg, a 29-year-old American, made his big league debut with the Milwaukee Brewers in 2013 and went ...

Swallows' David Buchanan shuts down Carp

/ May 4, 2018

Swallows' David Buchanan shuts down Carp

David Buchanan allowed five hits without a walk and drove in a run to help the Tokyo Yakult Swallows to an 8-0 win over the Central League-leading Hiroshima Carp on Friday. Buchanan (3-1), who has yet to pitch less than six innings or allow more ...

'Iron Man' Sachio Kinugasa dies at 71

/ Apr 24, 2018

'Iron Man' Sachio Kinugasa dies at 71

Hall of Famer Sachio Kinugasa, whose 2,215 consecutive games played remain a Japan pro baseball record, died of colon cancer Monday at 71, an informed source said. Nicknamed "Iron Man," Kinugasa played for the Hiroshima Carp from 1965 to 1987 and was the Central League's ...