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Lions handle Otani's heat

May 15, 2016

Lions handle Otani's heat

Flame-thrower Shohei Otani logged two 162-km-per-hour pitches but took his fourth loss of the season as the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters were beaten 6-3 by the Seibu Lions on Sunday. Otani (1-4) gave up five runs, four earned, in six-plus innings as he struck ...

Jones leads Giants past Swallows

May 14, 2016

Jones leads Giants past Swallows

Garrett Jones scored two runs and had two RBIs on Saturday as the Yomiuri Giants came from a run down to beat the Tokyo Yakult Swallows 7-1 in the Central League. Trailing by a run in the second inning at Tokyo Dome, Jones got ...

Swallows sink Carp on sacrifice fly in 10th inning

May 12, 2016

Swallows sink Carp on sacrifice fly in 10th inning

Tomotaka Sakaguchi’s sacrifice fly plated the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning to lift the Tokyo Yakult Swallows to a 4-3 come-from-behind victory over the Hiroshima Carp on Thursday night. Swallows No. 8 hitter Yuhei Nakamura opened the 10th with a ...

May 12, 2016

Buffaloes finalize deal with ex-Dragon Clark

The Orix Buffaloes have reached an agreement with former Chunichi Dragon Matt Clark, a source familiar with the negotiations told Kyodo News on Thursday. The 29-year-old Clark, a left-handed-hitting first baseman, batted .238 with 25 home runs for the Central League’s Dragons in 2013, ...

Swallows score five in eighth inning to hook Carp

May 11, 2016

Swallows score five in eighth inning to hook Carp

The Tokyo Yakult Swallows scored five runs in the eighth inning as they secured a 5-2 come-from-behind win over the Hiroshima Carp on Wednesday in the Central League. Two singles and a fielder’s choice loaded the bases to force Hiroshima’s Yusuke Nomura (4-2) off ...

May 11, 2016

Lions employee arrested for importing cannabis

The Seibu Lions said Wednesday that a 30-year-old male employee was arrested by the Tokyo Metropolitan Police on April 4 for importing cannabis. The employee, who was not named by the Pacific League club, was caught after customs at Narita airport detected the cannabis ...

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 ...