May 26, 2014

Carp beat Lions on misty night

Yoshihiro Maru drilled a tiebreaking three-run home run off reliever Randy Williams in the sixth inning and the Hiroshima Carp beat the Seibu Lions 6-2 on a misty night in Hiroshima Prefecture on Monday. The Central League-leading Carp won their second straight after losing ...

Fighters' Otani pitches first career shutout

May 13, 2014

Fighters' Otani pitches first career shutout

Second-year right-hander Shohei Otani threw the first shutout of his professional career on Tuesday as the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters beat the Seibu Lions 3-0. Making his sixth start of the season, the 19-year-old Otani (4-1) gave up six hits while striking out nine ...

Buffaloes extend winning streak to six games

Apr 6, 2014

Buffaloes extend winning streak to six games

Yoshio Itoi broke open a scoreless game with a solo homer in a three-run fourth-inning and the Orix Buffaloes held on to beat the Seibu Lions 3-2 for their sixth straight win on Sunday. Before 30,997 at Kyocera Dome, the Pacific League-leading Buffaloes were ...

Dickson pitches Buffaloes to fifth straight win

Apr 5, 2014

Dickson pitches Buffaloes to fifth straight win

Brandon Dickson allowed a run in seven innings a week after his first shutout in Japan as the Pacific League-leading Orix Buffaloes won their fifth straight Saturday, beating the Seibu Lions 4-1. Dickson, who pitched out of trouble in the first two innings, improved ...

Buffaloes' Kaneko fans 14 batters in two-hit shutout

Apr 4, 2014

Buffaloes' Kaneko fans 14 batters in two-hit shutout

Orix ace Chihiro Kaneko threw a two-hit shutout as the Buffaloes won their home opener and their fourth straight game on Friday, beating the Seibu Lions 3-0. Pitching aggressively, Kaneko struck out 14, while hitting one batter and walking none in a 120-pitch effort. ...

Shiomi guides Eagles to another victory over Lions

Mar 29, 2014

Shiomi guides Eagles to another victory over Lions

The Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles won for the second day in a row, 5-2 over the Seibu Lions following a victory on Opening Day, getting eight strong innings from lefty Takahiro Shiomi on Saturday afternoon. Shiomi, who was sidelined last season due to a ...

Giants now banking on Kataoka to shore up second base

Dec 2, 2013

Giants now banking on Kataoka to shore up second base

by Jason Coskrey

The Yomiuri Giants have, at long last, finally found their second baseman. Again. This time it’s Yasuyuki Kataoka, the former Seibu Lions infielder who on Sunday announced his intention to join the two-time defending Central League champions. Kataoka will become the next in a ...