Ka'aihue ignites Carp in Game 1 triumph

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Oct 12, 2013

Ka'aihue ignites Carp in Game 1 triumph

Kila Ka'aihue came through big time with a tiebreaking three-run homer and Kenta Maeda went seven innings on one-run ball as the Hiroshima Carp pounded the Hanshin Tigers 8-1 in Game 1 of the Central League Climax Series First Stage on Saturday. The third-place Carp ...

Carp lock up third-place spot for playoffs

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Oct 3, 2013

Carp lock up third-place spot for playoffs

The Hiroshima Carp will have the Central League's toughest road to the Japan Series after Thursday's 5-3 defeat at the hands of the Chunichi Dragons ensured the Carp will play all of their Climax Series games on the road. Hiroshima right-hander Yuya Fukui (0-2) allowed ...

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Sep 27, 2013

Carp veteran Maeda to retire

Veteran Hiroshima Carp outfielder Tomonori Maeda on Friday said he will retire at the end of this season, his 24th with the Central League club. "It may sound like a bad thing to say, but it feels like I'm finally done with this," the 42-year-old ...

Carp reach first Climax Series

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Sep 25, 2013

Carp reach first Climax Series

The Hiroshima Carp will head to their first Climax Series after beating the Chunichi Dragons 2-0 Wednesday. Bryan Bullington (11-9) pitched seven shutout innings to lead the Carp to victory, which secured Hiroshima a top-three finish in the Central League. Brad Eldred went 3-for-3 including a ...

Carp make Giants put celebration on hold

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Sep 21, 2013

Carp make Giants put celebration on hold

Hiroshima Carp ace Kenta Maeda allowed a hit in six scoreless innings in a 7-4 win over the Yomiuri Giants on Saturday, denying the defending Japan Series champs a chance to clinch the Central League pennant for at least another day. Maeda (15-5) struck out ...

Surging Carp win seventh straight on sayonara homer

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Sep 17, 2013

Surging Carp win seventh straight on sayonara homer

Right-hander Kan Otake went the distance and Yoshiyuki Ishihara belted a sayonara home run to lift the streaking Hiroshima Carp to a 2-1 victory over the Hanshin Tigers on Tuesday evening. The Central League's third-place Carp, who are aiming for their first postseason appearance since ...

Carp beat Giants to boost playoff hopes

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Sep 16, 2013

Carp beat Giants to boost playoff hopes

The Hiroshima Carp capitalized on a bullpen meltdown by the Yomiuri Giants on Monday in a 5-4 victory that was the sixth straight win for the Central League's third-place club. Chasing their first postseason appearance since they lost the 1991 Japan Series, the Carp broke ...