Ono lifts Japan with sayonara single in 10th

Nov 13, 2016

Ono lifts Japan with sayonara single in 10th

The game was supposed to only be a dress rehearsal for next year’s World Baseball Classic. But the atmosphere during the ninth inning at Tokyo Dome made it feel a whole lot like the real thing. A game of late, wild momentum shifts finally ...

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 ...