Carp's Kuri holds Swallows in check

/ Jul 28, 2017

Carp's Kuri holds Swallows in check

Aren Kuri allowed a run in six innings to earn his first win as a starter in two months as the Hiroshima Carp beat the Tokyo Yakult Swallows 7-1 on Friday night. Kuri (6-5), making his first start since June 2, served up some fat ...

/ Jul 20, 2017

Carp give minor league star Mejia a six-year deal

The Hiroshima Carp have signed minor league sensation Alejandro Mejia to a six-year deal, the team announced Thursday. The 24-year-old Mejia has been dominating the Western League since signing a developmental contract out of the Carp's Dominican Republic academy. Mejia, the WL's player of the ...

Tigers hold off league-leading Carp

/ Jul 17, 2017

Tigers hold off league-leading Carp

Randy Messenger allowed one run over six innings to earn his ninth win as the Hanshin Tigers took down the Hiroshima Carp 2-1 on Monday night. As Nippon Professional Baseball resumed play after the weekend's All-Star break, the second-place Tigers moved within seven games of ...

Batista blasts Carp past BayStars

/ Jul 10, 2017

Batista blasts Carp past BayStars

Xavier Batista's fourth pinch-hit homer of the season overturned a one-run deficit as the Hiroshima Carp beat the Yokohama BayStars 5-1 on Monday night. Before 31,910 at Mazda Stadium, the Carp and BayStars opened their final series before this week's All-Star break. In a tight pitchers' ...

/ 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 ...

Maru clouts two homers as Carp edge Giants

/ Jul 6, 2017

Maru clouts two homers as Carp edge Giants

Yoshihiro Maru's two home runs tipped a see-saw game the Hiroshima Carp's way in a 6-5 win over the Yomiuri Giants on Thursday night. Before 31,255 at Hiroshima's Mazda Stadum, the Carp scored for the first time in three games to overturn an early two-run ...

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 ...

Hawks beat Carp to claim interleague title

/ Jun 18, 2017

Hawks beat Carp to claim interleague title

The Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks remained the all-time kings of Nippon Professional Baseball's interleague play on Sunday with a 7-4 win over the Central League-leading Hiroshima Carp. Although it was just a win in the overall scheme of things, both starting pitchers were on short leashes ...