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 ...