Japan Series opener ends in 12-inning tie

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Oct 28, 2018

Japan Series opener ends in 12-inning tie

The winner of Game 1 of the 2018 Japan Series was, well, nobody. Although the relievers for the Hiroshima Carp and Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks certainly warrant an honorable mention. The Carp scored twice in the first inning, the Hawks scored twice in the fifth, and neither ...

Carp, Hawks set for Japan Series showdown

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Oct 26, 2018

Carp, Hawks set for Japan Series showdown

Hiroshima Carp manager Koichi Ogata and Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks skipper Kimiyasu Kudo each said they hoped to put on an amazing show during the final Japan Series of the Heisei Era. More importantly, of course, they want to win. The Carp and the Hawks took the ...

Hawks hammer Lions, even series at 2-2

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Oct 19, 2018

Hawks hammer Lions, even series at 2-2

Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks catcher Hiroaki Takaya gathered his teammates in a huddle around him near the visitors' dugout and delivered a message intended to pump them up before facing the Seibu Lions. "We scored 10 runs in the first game and won," Takaya told them. ...