Buffaloes hand Giants ninth consecutive loss

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Jun 3, 2017

Buffaloes hand Giants ninth consecutive loss

The Yomiuri Giants lost their ninth straight game, falling 5-4 to the Orix Buffaloes in interleague play on Saturday. Takahiro Okada capped a four-run first inning off lefty Kazuto Taguchi with his 13th home run of the season, a three-run shot. "I haven't been able to ...

Otani headlines squad for WBC warmup tilts

Baseball Oct 18, 2016

Otani headlines squad for WBC warmup tilts

by Jason Coskrey

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters ace/designated hitter Shohei Otani highlighted the list of players announced to the Samurai Japan roster on Tuesday for World Baseball Classic warmup games against Mexico and the Netherlands. Japan will face Mexico on Nov. 10-11, and the Netherlands on Nov. 12-13. ...

Giants' Taguchi tosses first shutout of career

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Aug 3, 2016

Giants' Taguchi tosses first shutout of career

Kazuto Taguchi threw a two-hitter for his first career shutout on Wednesday as the Yomiuri Giants eased to a 5-0 win over the Chunichi Dragons, extending their winning streak to five. Taguchi (7-6), who has won four straight decisions, held the Dragons to two singles ...