Ito lifts Tigers past Japan

| Feb 27, 2013

Ito lifts Tigers past Japan

Following its only big-scoring game so far, manager Koji Yamamoto’s Japan lineup will face more scrutiny after being stymied by the Hanshin Tigers 1-0 in a World Baseball Classic tuneup game on Tuesday at Kyocera Dome. Hanshin drew first blood in the bottom of ...

| Feb 16, 2013

Japan begins preparations for WBC

Samurai Japan hopefuls got under way with a training camp in Miyazaki on Friday as they aim to be named for the squad for the upcoming World Baseball Classic. Japan manager Koji Yamamoto, who has been tasked with trying to win the country’s third ...

| Feb 13, 2013

Verlander passes on playing in WBC

Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander has turned down an offer to join the U.S. team at next month’s World Baseball Classic he said on Monday. Verlander, the American League MVP and Cy Young Award winner in 2011, said he didn’t feel his arm would ...