Wild pitch sends Giants past Dragons in 11th inning

Baseball / Japanese Baseball May 20, 2016

Wild pitch sends Giants past Dragons in 11th inning

An 11th-inning wild pitch by Chunichi closer Koji Fukutani broke up a scoreless pitchers' duel as the Central-League leading Yomiuri Giants defeated the Dragons 2-0 on Friday. Fukutani (1-1) surrendered back-to-back singles to Hayato Sakamoto and Luis Cruz on his first six pitches. After a ...

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Nov 18, 2015

Giants retain reliever Mathieson for 2016 season

The Yomiuri Giants said Wednesday that they have re-signed Scott Mathieson for 2016, which will be the right-handed reliever's fifth season with the Central League team. This year, Mathieson was 3-8 with two saves and a 2.62 ERA over 58⅓ innings in 63 games. Mathieson joined ...