Mar 26, 2016

Cubs send Murton to minors

Former Hanshin Tigers outfielder Matt Murton, who had been taking part in the Chicago Cubs spring training as a non-roster invitee, has been sent back to the minors, the National League team said on Friday. Last month, the 34-year-old slugger signed a minor league ...

Tigers stave off elimination

Oct 11, 2015

Tigers stave off elimination

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As reporters left the field at the conclusion of the Hanshin Tigers’ batting practice, Tom O’Malley, one of the team’s hitting coaches, gave a wave and said, “We’ll see you tomorrow.” It didn’t take long for the Tigers to start proving him right. Randy ...

Lions' Akiyama records 200th hit of season

Sep 14, 2015

Lions' Akiyama records 200th hit of season

Seibu Lions outfielder Shogo Akiyama became only the sixth player in Japanese baseball history to record 200 hits in a season during a game against the Chiba Lotte Marines on Sunday. Akiyama, 27, beat out an infield hit to third base in the fifth ...

Murton advises Lions' Akiyama to forget record

Jul 11, 2015

Murton advises Lions' Akiyama to forget record

The Hanshin Tigers’ Matt Murton, holder of Japan’s single-season hit record, had some words of advice on Friday for the Seibu Lions’ Shogo Akiyama, who is in hot pursuit of his record. “Obviously he (Akiyama) has had a tremendous season so far,” Murton told ...