Yuya Yanagi tosses gem as Dragons cage Tigers

Baseball / Japanese Baseball May 11, 2019

Yuya Yanagi tosses gem as Dragons cage Tigers

Yuya Yanagi went eight innings without allowing a run to help lead the Chunichi Dragons to a 5-1 win over the Hanshin Tigers on Saturday. Yanagi (3-1) fanned 12 at Koshien Stadium, including six straight in the third and fourth innings, while Randy Messenger (2-3) ...

NPB names monthly MVP winners for March-April

Baseball / Japanese Baseball May 9, 2018

NPB names monthly MVP winners for March-April

Hanshin Tigers right-hander Randy Messenger won his third monthly MVP award and 12th-year Yomiuri Giants infielder Hayato Sakamoto was one of two first-time winners, Nippon Professional Baseball announced Wednesday. Messenger, the first foreign pitcher in NPB to make four straight opening-day starts, was selected as ...