Carp, Fighters to vie for NPB supremacy

Oct 20, 2016

Carp, Fighters to vie for NPB supremacy

This one should be good. After a long season and two rounds of playoffs, 12 teams have been whittled down to two. Beginning this weekend, those teams, the Central League champion Hiroshima Carp and the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters, champions of the Pacific League, ...

Otani headlines squad for WBC warmup tilts

Oct 18, 2016

Otani headlines squad for WBC warmup tilts

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters ace/designated hitter Shohei Otani highlighted the list of players announced to the Samurai Japan roster on Tuesday for World Baseball Classic warmup games against Mexico and the Netherlands. Japan will face Mexico on Nov. 10-11, and the Netherlands on Nov. ...

Cruz practices with Giants ahead of decisive Game 3

Oct 10, 2016

Cruz practices with Giants ahead of decisive Game 3

Yomiuri Giants infielder Luis Cruz, who was deactivated prior to the start of the Central League Climax Series First Stage, practiced with the top team at Tokyo Dome on Monday ahead of the decisive third game against the Yokohama BayStars. “I feel good,” Cruz ...