Dragons edge Hawks; series tied 3-3

Japan Series

Dragons edge Hawks; series tied 3-3
Early momentum: Dragons slugger Kazuhiro Wada smacks a two-run, first-inning triple against the Hawks in Game 6 of the Japan Series on Saturday at Yahoo Dome. Chunichi defeated Fukuoka Softbank 2-1. KYODO PHOTO So their ace pitcher made sure they
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BayStars continue burgeoning baseball tradition in Yokohama
The high point of the franchise came in 1998, when the club, under manager Hiroshi Gondo, won not only the CL pennant, but also the Japan Series for the first time since 1960, with a superb batting lineup known as the "Machine Gun Dasen.
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Yomiuri Giants fire GM Hidetoshi Kiyotake for internal feud in midst of Japan
The feud has been an embarrassing distraction during the Japan Series, which concludes this weekend. The Giants were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs by the Yakult Swallows in three games. The team's owner is the Yomiuri Group,
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Houlton excited to pitch in Japan Series spotlight
By JASON COSKREY NAGOYA — DJ Houlton isn't feeling any pressure ahead of his Japan Series debut. It's the waiting that's the hardest part. The Fukuoka Softbank Hawks hurler last pitched Oct. 18, when he beat the Orix Buffaloes for his 19th win of the
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