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Giants edge Marines on Chono's sayonara double

Baseball / Japanese Baseball May 16, 2013

Giants edge Marines on Chono's sayonara double

Hisayoshi Chono delivered a two-run, ninth-inning double to lift the Yomiuri Giants to 5-4 walk-off interleague win over the Chiba Lotte Marines on Wednesday. The Giants, who last year became the first Central League team to win the annual interleague championship, blew a 3-0 lead ...

Balentien powers Swallows to sweep of Giants

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Apr 29, 2013

Balentien powers Swallows to sweep of Giants

Wladimir Balentien took hero's honors for the second night in a row, redeeming himself after a fatal fielding miscue with a go-ahead two-run homer in the eighth inning to lead the Tokyo Yakult Swallows in a three-game sweep of the Central-League leading Yomiuri Giants. Just ...

Sakamoto grand slam powers Giants in rout

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Apr 20, 2013

Sakamoto grand slam powers Giants in rout

Hayato Sakamoto rallied his team with a grand slam and captain Shinnosuke Abe broke the game open with a three-run drive in the late going as the Yomiuri Giants pounded the Hiroshima Carp 8-1 to open a three-game series on Friday. Dennis Houlton (3-0) kept ...

Miyaguni helps Giants tame Tigers

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Apr 17, 2013

Miyaguni helps Giants tame Tigers

One week after being handed their first defeat of the season, the Central League-leading Yomiuri Giants turned the tables on the Hanshin Tigers on Tuesday with a 4-2 come-from-behind victory at Tokyo Dome. Shinnosuke Abe's three-run homer overturned a two-run deficit in the third inning ...