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 ...

Abe sparks into life to keep Giants unbeaten

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Apr 8, 2013

Abe sparks into life to keep Giants unbeaten

The Yomiuri Giants improved to 7-0 on the young season following a tense 8-6 win over the Chunichi Dragons at Tokyo Dome on Sunday afternoon. Giants captain Shinnosuke Abe belted a three-run homer, his first of the season, to put the Japan Series champions ahead ...