Home > Sports > Japanese BaseballMLB
  print button email button

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Donoue powers Dragons past Tigers

Kyodo

NAGOYA — Takehiro Donoue hit a three-run homer in the opening frame, and Kazuki Yoshimi limited the damage to one run over eight strong innings, leading the way in the Chunichi Dragons' 3-1 victory over the Hanshin Tigers on Tuesday night.

News photo
Getting the job done: The Dragons' Takehiro Donoue belts a three-run home run in the first inning against the Tigers on Tuesday at Nagoya Dome. Chunichi defeated Hanshin 3-1. KYODO

Donoue took Jason Standridge (4-4) deep to right with two outs and runners at the corners following back-to-back one-out singles by Yohei Oshima and Kazuhiro Wada at Nagoya Dome.

Yoshimi (5-2) scattered five hits, struck out four and walked one before Hitoki Iwase shut the door with a perfect ninth, picking up his Central-League leading 24th save.

Yoshimi was never in any real trouble in a fast-paced game until he had to escape a two-out, two-on jam in the seventh, getting Craig Brazell to fly out to end the threat.

He surrendered a leadoff triple in the eighth to Kohei Shibata, who scored two outs later on Matt Murton's single to right for Hanshin's sole run.

The CL-leading Dragons have won four of their last five games.

Carp 5, Giants 2

At Mazda Stadium, Shota Dobayashi hit a tiebreaking solo drive in the fourth inning as Hiroshima pulled past Yomiuri with starter Kan Otake (7-2) and two relievers combining in a nine-hit victory.

Takahiro Iwamoto hit a two-run homer to get things rolling in the first inning and added a run-scoring single in the fifth in his 3-for-4 outing.

D.J. Houlton (5-6) lasted just four-plus innings.

Swallows 8, BayStars 6

PACIFIC LEAGUE


Lions 6, Marines 3

At Chiba's QVC Marine Field, Takayuki Kishi (7-6) tossed a one-hitter over seven innings and escaped with the win after closer Hideaki Wakui allowed three runs in the ninth as Seibu beat Chiba Lotte.

Hideto Asamura had a three-run double to put Seibu on the scoreboard in the first inning, and Yutaro Osaki keyed a three-run ninth with a two-run double.

Eagles 2, Fighters 1

At Tokyo Dome, Jose Fernandez and Shintaro Masuda hit RBI singles in the first inning off Hokkaido Nippon Ham's Masaru Takeda (4-4), and Takashi Kawai combined with three relievers in a one-hitter as Tohoku Rakuten extended its undefeated streak to four games to move back to .500.

Kawai (2-0) allowed a solo homer to Kenshi Sugiya — the fourth-year infielder's first career blast — in the sixth but was otherwise flawless in 5 2/3 innings. He struck out three and walked two.

Hawks 0, Buffaloes 0 (10)



Back to Top

About us |  Work for us |  Contact us |  Privacy policy |  Link policy |  Registration FAQ
Advertise in japantimes.co.jp.
This site has been optimized for modern browsers. Please make sure that Javascript is enabled in your browser's preferences.
The Japan Times Ltd. All rights reserved.