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 ...

Maeda dominant in win over Dragons

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Sep 4, 2013

Maeda dominant in win over Dragons

Hiroshima ace Kenta Maeda continued to have the Chunichi Dragons' number on Wednesday, going eight innings in the Carp's 2-0 victory over their closest Central League rivals. Maeda (12-5) allowed five hits and two walks, while striking out six. He improved to 3-0 against Chunichi ...