NPB announces  monthly MVP winners

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Aug 8, 2014

NPB announces monthly MVP winners

Hanshin Tigers left-hander Minoru Iwata and Chunichi Dragons veteran outfielder Kazuhiro Wada won the July MVP awards for pitchers and position players, alike, in the Central League on Friday. At 42 years, 1 month, Wada became the oldest to claim the award in either league, ...

Tigers stretch winning streak to six

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Jul 8, 2014

Tigers stretch winning streak to six

Minoru Iwata allowed one unearned run over seven solid innings, leading the surging Hanshin Tigers to their sixth straight win in a 3-1 victory over the Hiroshima Carp on Tuesday night. The third-place Tigers moved within one game of second-place Hiroshima. Iwata (6-3) yielded four hits, ...