Swallows bullpen holds off Dragons

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Sep 1, 2019

Swallows bullpen holds off Dragons

Wladimir Balentien singled in two first-inning runs and six pitchers made that lead stand up in the Tokyo Yakult Swallows' 3-1 win over the Chunichi Dragons on Sunday afternoon. Veteran lefty Yudai Ono (7-8) surrendered an infield single to open the game at Nagoya Dome ...

Swallows feast on Giants pitching in rout

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Apr 25, 2019

Swallows feast on Giants pitching in rout

Tetsuto Yamada and Wladimir Balentien each hit a pair of home runs, while Norichika Aoki went 4-for-4, as the Tokyo Yakult Swallows hammered the Yomiuri Giants 11-2 on Thursday. Former major leaguer Albert Suarez got the win in his first start for the Swallows. The ...

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 ...

Carp rally to beat Swallows

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Aug 22, 2018

Carp rally to beat Swallows

Ryoma Nishikawa's tie-breaking, three-run home run led the Central League-leading Hiroshima Carp to a 7-4 come-from-behind win over the Tokyo Yakult Swallows on Wednesday. One night after a heartbreaking loss in a game the Carp were on the verge of winning, Nishikawa came up in ...