Mexico outplays Japan in exhibition series opener

Nov 11, 2016

Mexico outplays Japan in exhibition series opener

There’s one big positive Japan can take out of the opening game of the 2016 Samurai Japan Challenge, which is meant to help the team prepare for the 2017 World Baseball Classic. At least this wasn’t the real thing. Mexico scored two runs to ...

Itoi, Yoh, Morifuku, Yamaguchi confirmed as free agents

Nov 10, 2016

Itoi, Yoh, Morifuku, Yamaguchi confirmed as free agents

Nippon Professional Baseball released the list of 2016 free agents on Thursday afternoon, with outfielder Yoshio Itoi highlighting a group of six players. Itoi, who spent the last four seasons with the Orix Buffaloes, is one of four domestic free agents, joining outfielder Daikan ...

Kikuchi, Maru lead Golden Glove winners

Nov 8, 2016

Kikuchi, Maru lead Golden Glove winners

Hiroshima Carp second baseman Ryosuke Kikuchi and outfielder Yoshihiro Maru each made it four Golden Gloves in four years as the recipients of Japanese baseball’s top defensive honor, the Mitsui Golden Glove Award, were revealed on Tuesday. Suzuki, who seems to make a play ...

Fighters live up to name in claiming Japan Series title

Oct 30, 2016

Fighters live up to name in claiming Japan Series title

The Hokkaido Ham Fighters’ never-say-die attitude culminated in a Japan Series title on Saturday night in Hiroshima. Hideki Kuriyama lauded his team’s resilience after Nippon Ham clinched its third title in franchise history with a 10-4 win over the Hiroshima Carp in Game 6. ...