Eighth-inning heroics carry unbeaten Japan past Cuba

Mar 15, 2017

Eighth-inning heroics carry unbeaten Japan past Cuba

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Another night, another thrilling win for Samurai Japan at the 2017 World Baseball Classic. Pinch hitter Seiichi Uchikawa brought in the tiebreaking run with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the eighth, Tetsuto Yamada provided more breathing room with a two-run home run later ...

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 in ...

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 Esteban ...