Aizawa drives in winning run for Carp in 11th

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Sep 6, 2017

Aizawa drives in winning run for Carp in 11th

Tsubasa Aizawa's 11th-inning RBI single lifted the Hiroshima Carp to a 4-3 win over the second-place Hanshin Tigers on Wednesday, leaving the Carp with a magic number of 10 to clinch their second straight pennant. Aizawa, who entered the game as a defensive substitute, came ...

Tigers hold off league-leading Carp

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Jul 17, 2017

Tigers hold off league-leading Carp

Randy Messenger allowed one run over six innings to earn his ninth win as the Hanshin Tigers took down the Hiroshima Carp 2-1 on Monday night. As Nippon Professional Baseball resumed play after the weekend's All-Star break, the second-place Tigers moved within seven games of ...

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Jan 22, 2015

Toritani rejoins Tigers on five-year deal

Shortstop Takashi Toritani signed a five-year contract with the Hanshin Tigers on Thursday that could keep the team captain with the Central League club for the remainder of his career. Toritani, who had pondered a move to the majors this winter as a free agent, ...