BayStars amass 13 hits, whip Dragons

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Apr 22, 2017

BayStars amass 13 hits, whip Dragons

Every player in the Yokohama Baystars' starting lineup had at least one hit in a 13-hit offensive attack as the Yokohama-based club defeated the Chunichi Dragons 11-4 in the Central League on Saturday. Masayuki Kuwahara, Yoshitomo Tsutsugo and Yasutaka Tobashira each drove in three runs, ...

Wakamatsu goes eight innings as Dragons down Hawks

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Jun 1, 2016

Wakamatsu goes eight innings as Dragons down Hawks

Right-hander Shunta Wakamatsu allowed three hits over eight innings to pick up the win as the Chunichi Dragons pulverized the two-time defending Japan Series champion Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 5-0 in interleague play on Wednesday. The Hawks, who have won Nippon Professional Baseball's annual interleague competition ...

Wakamatsu nabs monthly honor

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Sep 4, 2015

Wakamatsu nabs monthly honor

by Jim Allen

Rookie changeup artist Shunta Wakamatsu of the Chunichi Dragons won his first pitcher of the month award on Friday, when Nippon Professional Baseball announced its honors for August. Wakamatsu is a 20-year-old right-hander who was taught the circle change soon after joining Chunichi as its ...

Wakamatsu shuts out Giants, halts Dragons' slide

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Aug 2, 2015

Wakamatsu shuts out Giants, halts Dragons' slide

Rookie Shunta Wakamatsu snapped the Chunichi Dragons' eight-game losing skid with an impressive first career shutout on Sunday as they beat the Central League-leading Yomiuri Giants 5-0. The right-hander scattered five hits, struck out six and walked two in a 139-pitch outing for his first ...