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Mejia, Viciedo named NPB's top hitters for April

May 10, 2016

Mejia, Viciedo named NPB's top hitters for April

A pair of first basemen, the Seibu Lions’ Ernesto Mejia and the Chunichi Dragons’ Dayan Viciedo, grabbed the first monthly honors of the Nippon Professional Baseball season on Tuesday. On the pitchers’ side, Pacific League honors went to the Chiba Lotte Marines’ Hideaki Wakui ...

BayStars hurler Yamaguchi stymies Carp

May 8, 2016

BayStars hurler Yamaguchi stymies Carp

Shun Yamaguchi held the Hiroshima Carp to a run on seven hits as the right-hander went the distance in the struggling Yokohama BayStars’ 7-1 win on Sunday. Yamaguchi (2-1) struck out five while issuing a walk and a hit batsman each in a 119-pitch ...

BayStars' Kajitani makes immediate impact in return

May 4, 2016

BayStars' Kajitani makes immediate impact in return

Takayuki Kajitani marked his return to the Yokohama BayStars’ lineup by driving in one run and scoring another in a 3-2 victory over the Tokyo Yakult Swallows in the Central League on Wednesday afternoon. Before a crowd of 28,940 at Yokohama Stadium, Kajitani, who ...