Lions close gap on second place

Oct 6, 2013

Lions close gap on second place

Shogo Akiyama’s two-out, two-run single overturned a one-run deficit in the seventh inning and the Seibu Lions held on to defeat the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 4-3 on Sunday. The Lions’ seventh-straight victory moved the team to within a half game of the Chiba ...

Lions rally past Eagles

Sep 24, 2013

Lions rally past Eagles

Shogo Akiyama and Takeya Nakamura hit back-to-back RBI singles as the Seibu Lions came from two runs down to beat rookie right-hander Takahiro Norimoto and the Pacific League-leading Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 4-3 on Tuesday night. Facing a 2-0 deficit in the eighth, Seibu ...

Furuya capitalizes on second chance to beat Lions

Sep 9, 2013

Furuya capitalizes on second chance to beat Lions

A night after having a dreadful start mercifully aborted by rain, Chiba Lotte lefty Takuya Furuya (7-1) allowed two runs in seven innings in the Marines’ 4-3 win over the Seibu Lions. By winning the game, a makeup of Sunday’s contest that ended with ...

First-place Eagles rally past Lions

Sep 3, 2013

First-place Eagles rally past Lions

A trio of former big leaguers led the Pacific League-leading Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles to a come-from-behind, 4-3 victory over the Seibu Lions on Tuesday. Andruw Jones trimmed the deficit to 3-1, when he led off the fifth inning with his 20th home run. ...

Lions pull off great escape to sink Eagles

Aug 18, 2013

Lions pull off great escape to sink Eagles

The Seibu Lions overturned a three-run, ninth-inning deficit to beat the Pacific League-leading Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 12-11 on Sunday. Takumi Kuriyama’s two-run sayonara single off Eagles closer Darrell Rasner (1-2) capped a wild slugfest at Seibu Dome. Trailing by a run with two ...

Asamura's sayonara blast saves Seibu

Aug 7, 2013

Asamura's sayonara blast saves Seibu

Hideto Asamura, the Pacific League’s player of the month for July, saved some magic for August, belting a three-run sayonara home run as the Seibu Lions pulled out a 7-6 victory over the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters on Wednesday. Trailing by two runs with ...

Yang leads way as Fighters punch out Lions

Jul 15, 2013

Yang leads way as Fighters punch out Lions

Taiwan international Yang Dai-kang blasted two home runs and drove in four runs to pace the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters to a 14-3 clubbing of the Seibu Lions on Monday afternoon. Fighters lefty Masaru Takeda (6-5) allowed a run on two hits over six ...