Nakata helps Fighters whittle Hawks' lead

Jul 31, 2016

Nakata helps Fighters whittle Hawks' lead

Sho Nakata hit a tie-breaking double to help the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters move within three games of the Pacific-League lead as they beat the front-running Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 6-3 on Sunday. With the game tied 3-3 in the sixth with one out and ...

Japan hammers U.S. to book spot in quarterfinals

Nov 15, 2015

Japan hammers U.S. to book spot in quarterfinals

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Samurai Japan clobbered the United States and clinched a quarterfinal berth at the Premier 12 in the process. Sho Nakata, Yoshitomo Tsutsugo and Nobuhiro Matsuda stepped up offensively and Japan scored nine runs across the sixth and seventh innings of a lopsided 10-2 victory ...

Japan beats Mexico on sayonara single

Nov 12, 2015

Japan beats Mexico on sayonara single

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Samurai Japan earned its second win ― its first since arriving in Taiwan ― through a hard-fought battle. Slugger Sho Nakata hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth as Japan defeated Mexico 6―5 at Tien-Mou Stadium on Wednesday night in a ...