Postseason play set to start

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Oct 12, 2018

Postseason play set to start

The race to the Japan Series begins Saturday as the Central and Pacific League Climax Series' first stages get underway in Tokyo and Fukuoka. Each league's second-place team will host their third-place league rival in the three-game first stages. Each first-stage winner will advance to ...

Hawks go up 3-2 on Eagles

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Oct 21, 2017

Hawks go up 3-2 on Eagles

Seiichi Uchikawa and Akira Nakamura homered for the second straight day as the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks moved within reach of the Japan Series by beating the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 4-3 on Saturday afternoon. The Game 4 win in the Pacific League Climax Series' six-game ...

Lions devour Eagles in Game 1

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Oct 14, 2017

Lions devour Eagles in Game 1

by Jason Coskrey

The NPB postseason began with the promise of a pitcher's duel, with a pair of aces on the mound on a chilly Saturday afternoon in Saitama Prefecture. Only one was able to hold up his end of the bargain. Seibu Lions star pitcher Yusei Kikuchi threw ...