BayStars stage wild comeback against Tigers

Aug 20, 2013

BayStars stage wild comeback against Tigers

Reality really is sometimes stranger than fiction, and the Yokohama BayStars proved it by overcoming a 7-0 deficit en route to a 9-8 victory over the Hanshin Tigers on Tuesday night. Pinch hitter Norihiro Nakamura hit a walk-off single in the ninth inning, Takayuki ...

Swallows prevail over Carp in slugfest

Jul 12, 2013

Swallows prevail over Carp in slugfest

Kazuhiro Hatakeyama’s three-run homer keyed a four-run second inning, the bullpen barely stitched things together after starter Masato Nakazawa imploded and the Tokyo Yakult Swallows held off the Hiroshima Carp 11-9 on Friday night. The Carp struck in the opening frame at Jingu Stadium. ...

Kikuchi shows poise as Lions hold off Buffaloes

Jun 22, 2013

Kikuchi shows poise as Lions hold off Buffaloes

Esteban German broke a scoreless deadlock with a two-run single in the sixth inning, Yusei Kikuchi threw seven gritty innings and the Seibu Lions beat the Orix Buffaloes 2-0 to resume league play with a victory on Friday night. The Lions improved to 4-3 ...

Togame leads Lions past Giants

Jun 3, 2013

Togame leads Lions past Giants

Ken Togame yielded one run and three hits over nine innings and got a boost from his teammates as the Seibu Lions romped 5-1 over the Yomiuri Giants in interleague play on Sunday. The Lions played their hearts out in the matinee in dedication ...

Kikuchi shackles Tigers

May 21, 2013

Kikuchi shackles Tigers

Yusei Kikuchi was nearly untouchable with his heater over eight strong innings as the Seibu Lions defeated the Hanshin Tigers 5-1 in an interleague matchup on Monday. The Lions roared in a five-run fourth to send Hanshin starter Jason Standridge to an early shower, ...

Error sends Lions to loss against Giants

May 19, 2013

Error sends Lions to loss against Giants

Shinnosuke Abe hit a game-tying homer to lead off the sixth inning, and the go-ahead run scored on an error by Hideto Asamura in the 10th inning as the Yomiuri Giants beat the Seibu Lions 2-1 in a walk-off in their interleague game on ...

Anai ends career with All Japan title

Apr 30, 2013

Anai ends career with All Japan title

Former world champion Takamasa Anai went out with a bang, defeating rising star Hisayoshi Harasawa in the final to win the All Japan Judo Championship a day after announcing his retirement.