Lion king Nakamura blasts Marines

Apr 11, 2015

Lion king Nakamura blasts Marines

Takeya Nakamura brought the Seibu Lions from behind on Saturday with a two-run home run in a 2-1 win over the Chiba Lotte Marines. With the Lions trailing 1-0 in the bottom of the sixth, Nakamura belted his third home run of the season ...

Hawks' Standridge tosses four-hitter against Lions

Apr 4, 2015

Hawks' Standridge tosses four-hitter against Lions

Jason Standridge threw a four-hit shutout to lead the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks to their third consecutive win in a 2-0 victory over the Seibu Lions on Saturday. Standridge (2-0) struck out three and walked one in a 115-pitch outing and didn’t allow a runner ...

Feb 6, 2015

Lions closer Takahashi making adjustments to sinker

Seibu Lions closer Tomomi Takahashi said Friday that a sinker he’s playing around with might keep left-handed hitters more off balance this season. The 26-year-old lefty, who saved 29 games last season for the Pacific League club, threw his first bullpen of spring training ...

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 ...