Mejia, Makita guide Lions past rival Marines

Apr 9, 2016

Mejia, Makita guide Lions past rival Marines

Ernesto Mejia hit a tie-breaking solo homer for the Seibu Lions in their 5-4 Pacific League victory over the Chiba Lotte Marines on Saturday. Before 25,618 at QVC Marine Field, Mejia, who tied for the PL lead with 34 home runs in his first ...

Lions' Kikuchi delivers heat in intrasquad contest

Feb 18, 2016

Lions' Kikuchi delivers heat in intrasquad contest

Seibu Lions lefty Yusei Kikuchi unleashed some high-velocity fastballs on Thursday when he touched 154 kph (95 mph) in an intrasquad game. The 24-year-old Kikuchi allowed two hits and a run in three innings at the Lions spring training camp. “I threw some good ...

Sugiuchi, Blanco win monthly MVP honors

May 9, 2013

Sugiuchi, Blanco win monthly MVP honors

Yomiuri Giants lefty Toshiya Sugiuchi and Yokohama BayStars first baseman Tony Blanco were named the monthly MVPs in the Central League for their outstanding performances in March and April on Wednesday. Seibu Lions right-hander Kazuhisa Makita and Lions left-fielder Takumi Kuriyama won the accolades ...

Lions' Makita tosses eight-hit shutout

Apr 24, 2013

Lions' Makita tosses eight-hit shutout

Kazuhisa Makita, the Seibu’s submarine right-hander, scattered eight hits over the distance for his first shutout of the season as the Pacific League-leading Lions beat the Chiba Lotte Marines 8-0 on Tuesday night. The Lions took the lead on a fourth-inning sacrifice fly by ...