Sakamoto drives in five runs as Giants pound Lions

May 26, 2015

Sakamoto drives in five runs as Giants pound Lions

Captain Hayato Sakamoto erupted for four hits and five RBIs as the Yomiuri Giants blew out the Seibu Lions 11-1 to start the interleague games Tuesday. Tomoyuki Sugano (6-4) was two outs away from throwing his second straight shutout, but an error by center ...

Hawks climb into first place with win over Lions

May 17, 2015

Hawks climb into first place with win over Lions

Jason Standridge threw seven scoreless innings on Sunday as the reigning champion Fukuoka Softbank Hawks took over first place for the first time this season with a 4-1 win over the Seibu Lions. Standridge (5-2) allowed five singles and three walks, while striking out ...

Hermida strokes two-run triple to lift Fighters

May 14, 2015

Hermida strokes two-run triple to lift Fighters

Jeremy Hermida unlocked a scoreless pitchers’ duel with a two-run triple to help teammate Shohei Otani to his sixth win of the season as Hokkaido Nippon Ham defeated the Seibu Lions 2-1 on Thursday. With two on and two out in the eighth, Hermida ...

Five-run first sparks Marines in rout of Lions

May 10, 2015

Five-run first sparks Marines in rout of Lions

Yuta Omine escaped a first-inning jam to go eight innings and earn the win as the Chiba Lotte Marines routed the Seibu Lions 11-1 on Sunday afternoon. Omine (2-1) allowed a run on four hits, four walks and a hit batsman, while striking out ...

Furuya, Tamura help Marines cage Lions

May 9, 2015

Furuya, Tamura help Marines cage Lions

by Dave Hueston

Takuya Furuya just got the job done with five innings of two-run ball and catcher Tatsuhiro Tamura hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly before providing an encore with a two-run single as the Chiba Lotte Marines defeated the Seibu Lions 10-2 on Saturday afternoon. Backed ...

Focused Lions defying predictions of doom

May 9, 2015

Focused Lions defying predictions of doom

Without ace pitcher Takayuki Kishi, few gave the Seibu Lions much of a chance this year, their first full campaign under skipper Norio Tanabe. Yet, Seibu has so far defied predictions of failure and enter Sunday’s game at QVC Marine Field atop the Pacific ...