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Swallows beat Giants in slugfest

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Apr 14, 2019

Swallows beat Giants in slugfest

by Jason Coskrey

The Yomiuri Giants provided the fireworks in the opener and the Tokyo Yakult Swallows lit up the scoreboard in second game. In the finale of the year's first three-game set between the crosstown rivals, they traded blows until only one was left standing. That turned out ...

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Dec 12, 2018

Yakult reaches deal with pitcher Albert Suarez

The Tokyo Yakult Swallows have reached an agreement to acquire former major league pitcher Albert Suarez, the Central League club said Wednesday. The 29-year-old Suarez played Triple-A ball for the Reno Aces, the Arizona Diamondbacks' affiliate, this past season. He went 0-1 with a 4.97 ...

Fighters, Swallows authorize four-player trade

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Dec 11, 2018

Fighters, Swallows authorize four-player trade

The Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters and Tokyo Yakult Swallows have agreed to a four-player deal, the two NPB teams announced Tuesday. The Fighters, in need of relief pitchers, sent right-hander Hirotoshi Takanashi and infielder Kengo Ota in exchange for right-hander Ryo Akiyoshi and infielder Ryota ...

Postseason play set to start

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Oct 12, 2018

Postseason play set to start

The race to the Japan Series begins Saturday as the Central and Pacific League Climax Series' first stages get underway in Tokyo and Fukuoka. Each league's second-place team will host their third-place league rival in the three-game first stages. Each first-stage winner will advance to ...