Kishi, Lions postpone Fighters' pennant hopes

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Sep 27, 2016

Kishi, Lions postpone Fighters' pennant hopes

Lions ace Takayuki Kishi prevented the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters from walking over Seibu to the Pacific League pennant in a 3-0 win on Tuesday evening. Before 27,158 at Seibu Prince Dome in Saitama Prefecture, Kishi (9-7) allowed four hits over seven innings, striking out ...

Baseball / Japanese Baseball 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 thoroughly so ...