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 ...

Japan busts out in rout of Australia

| Feb 26, 2013

Japan busts out in rout of Australia

A day after outplaying Japan in a tough loss, Australia cracked in a 10-3 loss in their World Baseball Classic warmup game at Kyocera Dome on Sunday. Kazuo Matsui of the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles brought Japan from behind with a three-run triple and ...