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Norimoto strikes out 12 as Eagles slay Lions

Apr 1, 2016

Norimoto strikes out 12 as Eagles slay Lions

Two-time Pacific League strikeout leader Takahiro Norimoto continued amassing whiffs on Friday, when he struck out 12 over eight innings in the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles’ 4-2 win over the Seibu Lions. Norimoto (2-0), who brought his best fastball to the game, allowed two ...

BayStars hand Giants first loss of season

Mar 30, 2016

BayStars hand Giants first loss of season

Rookie right-hander Toshiki Sakurai blew a three-run lead and the Yomiuri Giants suffered their first loss of the season as the Yokohama BayStars came from behind to win 6-3 in the Central League on Wednesday. Sakurai (0-1), the No. 1 draft pick last October, ...

Suzuki slugs two homers as Marines hammer Eagles

Mar 29, 2016

Suzuki slugs two homers as Marines hammer Eagles

Daichi Suzuki hit the first two homers of the Pacific League season, driving in four runs in the Chiba Lotte Marines’ 12-2 whipping of the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles on Tuesday afternoon. Prior to Suzuki’s first shot, the pitchers of the six PL teams ...

Buffaloes finally hang on to beat Lions

Mar 27, 2016

Buffaloes finally hang on to beat Lions

The Orix Buffaloes managed to hold onto a lead on Sunday, when closer Erik Cordier survived a rough ninth to earn his first save in a 5-4 win over the Seibu Lions. Cordier, who blew a save in his debut on Friday, allowed one ...

Mar 23, 2016

Uwasawa sidelined 8 weeks following elbow surgery

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters right-hander Naoyuki Uwasawa has undergone right elbow surgery and will be out for eight weeks, the team said Wednesday. The 22-year-old pitcher had arthroscopic surgery to deal with trouble from elbow synovial fold syndrome and will leave the hospital in ...