Dec 4, 2014

Nakajima won't return to Lions

Former Lions star Hiroyuki Nakajima has rejected the possibility of a return to his old club, Seibu managing director Haruhiko Suzuki said Thursday. Nakajima, a four-time winner of the Pacific League’s Best IX Award at shortstop, has spent the past two seasons in the ...

Oct 8, 2014

Lions to sign Mejia for next season

The Seibu Lions on Wednesday announced that outfielder Ernesto Mejia will remain with the Pacific League club next season, with a contract to be finalized at a later date. “It is an honor that I can be cheered on again by the fans as ...

Hawks get back on track with win over Lions

Sep 21, 2014

Hawks get back on track with win over Lions

Jason Standridge allowed a run in 6⅔ innings on Sunday, helping the Pacific League-leading Fukuoka Softbank Hawks snap a four-game losing skid with a 3-1 win over the Seibu Lions. Before 29,431 at Seibu Dome in Saitama Prefecture, Standridge (11-7) equaled his career best ...

Lions spoil Hawks' party

Sep 7, 2014

Lions spoil Hawks' party

Ernesto Mejia hit his league-leading 30th home run in a 3-for-4 outing in support of Ryoma Nogami, who yielded three runs over strong seven innings in the Seibu Lions’ 6-3 win over the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks on Sunday afternoon. A day after Softbank booked ...

Hawks edge Lions

Aug 18, 2014

Hawks edge Lions

Kenta Imamiya’s bases-loaded sac fly capped a three-run eighth inning as the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks came back to win 6-5 against the Seibu Lions on Monday. With one out and runners on first and second in the bottom of the eighth, Yuya Hasegawa tied ...

Mejia leads charge as Lions rally past Hawks

Jun 28, 2014

Mejia leads charge as Lions rally past Hawks

Ernesto Mejia belted a pair of home runs and drove in three runs as the Seibu Lions beat the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 8-6 on Saturday afternoon for their second straight win since the restart of league play. Before a crowd of 31,447 at Seibu ...

Lowly Lions hammer Carp

Jun 13, 2014

Lowly Lions hammer Carp

Seibu newcomer Ernesto Mejia homered for the second straight game, while Takeya Nakamura belted his 250th career home run as the Pacific League cellar-dwelling Lions hammered the Hiroshima Carp 7-0 on Friday evening. Before a crowd of 26,737 at Seibu Dome, Mejia opened the ...