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Fighters' Mendoza battles past Lions

Aug 12, 2015

Fighters' Mendoza battles past Lions

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Luis Mendoza was hardly at his best Wednesday, but the former Kansas City Royal battled into the sixth inning to earn the win as the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters beat the Seibu Lions 6-3. Sho Nakata drove in two runs for the Fighters, who ...

Matsuyama ignites offense as Carp edge Giants

Aug 8, 2015

Matsuyama ignites offense as Carp edge Giants

Ryuhei Matsuyama opened the scoring and hit a decisive solo home run as the Hiroshima Carp beat the Central League-leading Yomiuri Giants 2-1 on Saturday. Matsuyama opened the scoring with an RBI double in the third off rookie Hayato Takagi (7-7), before he connected ...

Aug 7, 2015

Tigers' Uemoto sustains hip bone injury

Hanshin Tigers second baseman Hiroki Uemoto has a cracked left hip bone, the Central League club announced Friday. The 29-year-old infielder, in his second season as a regular, suffered a crack in the left iliac bone on Tuesday while making a diving catch. Uemoto ...

Dening delivers winning blast for Swallows

Aug 6, 2015

Dening delivers winning blast for Swallows

Mitch Dening’s two-run home run put the Tokyo Yakult Swallows in front for good on Thursday in a 5-3 win over the Yomiuri Giants that prevented the hosts from being swept. Trailing 3-2 in the bottom of the sixth, Dening came up with one ...