Buffaloes finally hang on to beat Lions

Mar 27, 2016

Buffaloes finally hang on to beat Lions

The Orix Buffaloes managed to hold onto a lead on Sunday, when closer Erik Cordier survived a rough ninth to earn his first save in a 5-4 win over the Seibu Lions. Cordier, who blew a save in his debut on Friday, allowed one ...

Feb 19, 2016

Lions' Kikuchi named Opening Day starter

Lions lefty Yusei Kikuchi will start on Opening Day, Seibu manager Norio Tanabe said Friday. If everything goes according to plan, Kikuchi will make his first Opening Day start on March 25 against the Orix Buffaloes at Seibu Prince Dome. “I want to prepare ...

Lions' Kikuchi delivers heat in intrasquad contest

Feb 18, 2016

Lions' Kikuchi delivers heat in intrasquad contest

Seibu Lions lefty Yusei Kikuchi unleashed some high-velocity fastballs on Thursday when he touched 154 kph (95 mph) in an intrasquad game. The 24-year-old Kikuchi allowed two hits and a run in three innings at the Lions spring training camp. “I threw some good ...

Nov 18, 2015

Lions re-sign Mejia, Kuo

The Seibu Lions have re-signed infielder Ernesto Mejia and right-hander Kuo Chun-lin for next season, the Pacific League team announced Wednesday. Mejia, who led the league with 34 home runs in 2014, struggled during the first half of this season but recovered to hit ...

Lions' Akiyama sets single-season hit mark

Oct 1, 2015

Lions' Akiyama sets single-season hit mark

Seibu Lions leadoff man Shogo Akiyama rewrote Japan’s single-season hit record with his 215th and 216th hits on Thursday in a 4-1 loss to the Orix Buffaloes. Akiyama entered the Lions’ final game of the regular season needing one hit to surpass the 214 ...

Sixth-inning outburst carries Fighters past Lions

Sep 20, 2015

Sixth-inning outburst carries Fighters past Lions

Brandon Laird’s three-run homer capped a seven-run sixth inning as the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters came-from-behind to beat the Seibu Lions 9-7 on Sunday and clinch second place in the Pacific League. Ginjiro Sumitani homered and singled to drive in four early runs to ...