Swallows punish Carp with ninth-inning salvo
The Japan Times (May 24, 2015)
Masayoshi Miwa made Hiroshima pay for intentionally putting the go-ahead run on base with a come-from-behind, two-run, ninth-inning triple that lifted the Tokyo Yakult Swallows to a 9-8 win over the Carp on Sunday afternoon.
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Hiroshima Carp have next great infield duo
ONE World Sports (May 13, 2015)
The Hiroshima Carp middle-infield combination of Ryosuke Kikuchi and Kosuke Tanaka are turning heads the way they turn double plays.
Carp pitcher Johnson putting it all together in Japan
The Japan Times (May 14, 2015)
Good luck trying to describe Hiroshima Carp pitcher Kris Johnson’s first few weeks in Japanese baseball.
He can’t even do it.
Yusuke Nomura allowed a run in seven innings as the Hiroshima Carp beat the Yomiuri Giants 4-1 on Wednesday.
Takahiro Arai drove in four runs in a 10-run first inning as the Hiroshima Carp knocked the Yomiuri Giants out of the Central League lead with a 13-1 rout on Tuesday.
In one of most bizarre endings to a Japan pro baseball game in years, the Hiroshima Carp scored a walkoff 3-2 victory over the Yomiuri Giants on Monday night on a pop fly that landed not two meters from home plate.
Hiroki Kuroda of the Hiroshima Carp won a classic matchup between a grizzled veteran and a baby-faced pitcher, battling for six innings in what became a sloppy 11-3 Central League loss for the Hanshin Tigers at Mazda Stadium on Saturday.
In a matchup of Opening Day starters, Thursday’s night game between the Yomiuri Giants and Hiroshima Carp figured to be a low-scoring game at Mazda Stadium, and it was.
Carp ace Kenta Maeda earned his first win of the season on Thursday after throwing seven innings in a 1-0 victory over the Yomiuri Giants.
The Hiroshima Carp in the preseason were deemed to have enough talent to win their first Central League title since 1991, but a rough start to the regular season has them fishing for help.
The Hiroshima Carp said Friday they have agreed on a one-year contract with left-hitting outfielder Nate Schierholtz, who had stints with the Chicago Cubs and Washington Nationals in 2014.
Former New York Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda, who has returned to Japan after seven years in the major leagues, pitched seven scoreless innings to lead the Hiroshima Carp to a 2-1 win over the Tokyo Yakult Swallows on Sunday.
Carp hoping Kuroda can be final piece in title puzzle
The Japan Times (March 25, 2015)
Part of the Carp’s slogan for 2015 is “Red Rising,” and that’s exactly what the club has been doing the past few years. Hiroshima has increased its win total in each of the past four seasons. With former ace Hiroki Kuroda back in the fold, Hiroshima fans hope to reach even greater heights this year.
While the Hiroshima Carp are often contenders for Nippon Professional Baseball’s Japan Series, the media have apparently crowned the team’s female fans as champions.