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JAPANESE BASEBALL

2015 Japanese Baseball Preview
By JASON COSKREY
Marines' Rhee keeps Hawks in check

Apr 18, 2015

Marines' Rhee keeps Hawks in check

Rhee Dae-eun scattered eight hits over seven scoreless innings, Takashi Ogino and Luis Cruz drove in five runs between them, and the Chiba Lotte Marines beat the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks in a 9-0 whitewash on Saturday afternoon. Toshiaki Imae opened the scoring with a ...

Ogawa does it all as Swallows beat BayStars

Apr 17, 2015

Ogawa does it all as Swallows beat BayStars

Yasuhiro “Ryan” Ogawa took a one-hit shutout into the ninth inning to earn the win as the Tokyo Yakult Swallows beat the Yokohama BayStars 3-1 on Friday night. On a rainy night at Jingu Stadium, Ogawa (2-0) didn’t allow a base runner until after ...

Buffaloes rally past Hawks

Apr 16, 2015

Buffaloes rally past Hawks

Daiki Tomei allowed two runs over eight innings and the Orix Buffaloes came from behind to beat the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 6-3 on Thursday and win for the first time since April 7. Trailing 2-1 after Softbank solo homers from Yuki Yanagita and Nobuhiro ...

Batting star Yamada working to improve play in field

Apr 12, 2015

Batting star Yamada working to improve play in field

After demolishing Central League pitching in his first full season, second baseman Tetsuto Yamada has been spending time upgrading his fielding — a team-wide weakness last season when the Tokyo Yakult Swallows finished last place for the second straight year. Upon winning the league’s ...

Lion king Nakamura blasts Marines

Apr 11, 2015

Lion king Nakamura blasts Marines

Takeya Nakamura brought the Seibu Lions from behind on Saturday with a two-run home run in a 2-1 win over the Chiba Lotte Marines. With the Lions trailing 1-0 in the bottom of the sixth, Nakamura belted his third home run of the season ...