| Nov 24, 2007

Japan tops Aussies

FUKUOKA (Kyodo) Yu Darvish struck out eight in four solid innings and Norichika Aoki drove in three runs Friday, leading Japan to a 5-1 win over Australia in its final warm-up game for the upcoming qualifying tournament for next year’s Beijing Olympic Games. Darvish ...

| Nov 22, 2007

Hoshino ready for Australia

Japanese national team manager Senichi Hoshino promised Wednesday that his team’s two exhibition games against Australia will be a battle, not a tuneup, before the Dec. 1-3 Asian-zone Beijing Olympic qualifiers. “I don’t think we should call this two-game series a tuneup. We are ...