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KAZUMA OKAMOTO

The Tigers celebrate after clinching the Central League pennant at Koshien Stadium in Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture, on Thursday night.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Sep 14, 2023
Tigers clinch first Central League pennant since 2005
The Hanshin Tigers clinched their first Central League baseball title in 18 years
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Jun 3, 2023
Kazuma Okamoto hits sayonara double as Giants edge Fighters
Okamoto hit a double to left to drive in the game-winning run.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Jun 1, 2023
WBC duo Kazuma Okamoto and Shosei Togo lead Giants past Marines
Kazuma Okamoto homered twice and Samurai Japan teammate Shosei Togo worked eight innings.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
May 24, 2023
Shosei Togo and Kazuma Okamoto carry Giants to win over BayStars
Togo threw a shut out, and Okamoto provided the run support with a solo home run.
Japan Times
BASEBALL
Mar 16, 2023
Japan blows out Italy to advance to World Baseball Classic semifinals
Japan has reached the WBC semifinals for the fifth straight time.
Japan Times
BASEBALL
Jan 16, 2023
Slugger Kazuma Okamoto and reliever Yuki Matsui to join Japan's WBC team
Okamoto led the Central League in both home runs and RBIs in 2020 and 2021.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
May 26, 2022
Kazuma Okamoto drives in five runs to lead Giants past Buffaloes
Kazuma Okamoto homered for the second straight night and drove in five runs as the Central League's Yomiuri Giants improved to 2-0 in interleague play with a 5-3 win over the defending Pacific League champion Orix Buffaloes on Wednesday.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / The week in NPB
Aug 31, 2020
Giants and Hawks in driver's seat at halfway mark in NPB
Despite the shortened schedule, there's still plenty to look forward to in the 2020 campaign.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Aug 3, 2020
BayStars starters setting tone on mound
For all of the noise that's surrounded the Yokohama BayStars recently — namely people taking swipes at the manager and closer Yasuaki Yamasaki's troubles — the team is keeping its head above water.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Jul 24, 2020
Giants slay Dragons after late rally
The Central League-leading Yomiuri Giants overpowered the Chunichi Dragons 6-1 on Thursday, with Kazuma Okamoto driving in the go-ahead run as part of a five-run rally in the eighth.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Jun 21, 2020
Kazuma Okamoto, Gerardo Parra lead Giants to series sweep of Tigers
Kazuma Okamoto and Gerardo Parra both recorded home runs at Tokyo Dome as the Kyojin ended their season-opening series unbeaten.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / NPB Preview
Jun 14, 2020
Six players to watch in the Central League in 2020
BayStars newcomer Tyler Austin and Tigers pitcher Shintaro Fujinami are among several players who could make a big impact this season.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / Sac Bunts
Mar 17, 2020
Giants manager Tatsunori Hara not panicking about team's poor performance in spring training
There are a few trains of thought about spring training. One of the most prevalent, is that it doesn't matter.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Oct 13, 2019
Giants eliminate Tigers to reach Japan Series for first time since 2013
Yoshihiro Maru stood at the plate with two outs, a runner on third and Yuki Nishi staring in from the mound. The game was tied in the sixth inning and the Yomiuri Giants and their fans were hoping for a hit. Some, perhaps, may even have dared to dream of a home run.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Oct 9, 2019
Giants get off to quick start, downing Tigers in Climax Series Final Stage opener
The Yomiuri Giants hadn't played a game that really counted for anything since clinching the Central League pennant on Sept. 21. They hadn't played any official games at all since Sept. 28.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Aug 9, 2019
Giants' Yoshiyuki Kamei delivers sayonara sacrifice fly in 10th to down Swallows
The Yomiuri Giants got knocked down.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Jul 23, 2019
Giants pinch hitter Shinnosuke Shigenobu delivers game-winning double in ninth against Swallows
Pinch hitter Shinnosuke Shigenobu lofted a fly ball to the wall that fell for a game-winning double, lifting the Yomiuri Giants to a 6-5 walk-off win over the Tokyo Yakult Swallows on Tuesday.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Jun 6, 2019
Giants' Kazuma Okamoto delivers game-winning blast against Eagles
Kazuma Okamoto's home run lifted the Yomiuri Giants to a 2-1 win over the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles on Thursday, helping the club claim its first interleague series of the season.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Oct 10, 2018
Samurai Japan unveils roster for series against MLB stars
Kazuma Okamoto has spent all season showing why many think he could be one of Japan's next great slugging stars.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Oct 9, 2018
Giants rally past Tigers, clinch Climax Series berth on final day of season
Kazuma Okamoto belted two home runs to help the Yomiuri Giants clinch a playoff spot with a 9-4 win over the Hanshin Tigers on Tuesday.

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