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Trio of NPB stars planning to file for free agency

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Nov 7, 2018

Trio of NPB stars planning to file for free agency

Orix Buffaloes right-hander Yuki Nishi, Seibu Lions infielder Hideto Asamura and Hiroshima Carp outfielder Yoshihiro Maru said Wednesday they intend to exercise their domestic free agency rights this offseason. A 10-year veteran in Nippon Professional Baseball, Nishi went 10-13 with a 3.60 ERA in 2018, ...

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 ...

Lions rough up Norimoto in win over Eagles

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Apr 12, 2017

Lions rough up Norimoto in win over Eagles

The Seibu Lions pounded out 15 hits, putting the brakes on the Pacific League-leading Tohoku Rakuten Eagles in a 10-5 win on Wednesday afternoon. Lions captain Hideto Asamura went 5-for-6 with a pair of RBIs as Seibu overturned an early 3-0 deficit with two runs ...