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NPB ALL STAR SERIES

Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Jul 28, 2022
Yuki Yanagita lifts Pacific League with home run in All-Star series finale
Yuki Yanagita hit a tiebreaking home run that lifted the Pacific League to a 2-1 win over the Central League in the final game of this year's All-Star series.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Jul 6, 2022
Pitching sensation Roki Sasaki earns first NPB All-Star selection
The 20-year-old Chiba Lotte Marines right-hander, who heads the PL with 124 strikeouts, received 304,034 votes to lead the Pacific League's starting pitchers in the balloting.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Jul 13, 2019
Tigers rookie Koji Chikamoto hits for cycle in CL's rout of PL in All-Star Series finale
Hanshin Tigers rookie Koji Chikamoto became the second player to hit for the cycle in in the NPB All-Star Series, leading the Central League to an 11-3 win over the Pacific League in Saturday's series finale.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Jul 13, 2019
All-Star catcher and cancer survivor Fumihito Haraguchi encourages others battling illness
Fumihito Haraguchi was recovering from surgery to combat cancer when the NPB season began.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Jul 13, 2019
PL outslugs CL in NPB All-Star Series opener
After watching the home run derby before the game, some Seibu Lions, past and present, put on a power show of their own.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Jul 14, 2018
PL ends scoreless tie in fifth, wraps up two-game NPB All-Star Series sweep
The Pacific League completed a two-game sweep of the NPB All-Star Series with a 5-1 win over the Central League on Saturday night.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Jul 15, 2017
Despaigne, Akiyama, Suzuki supply big hits as PL tops CL in All-Star Series finale
For one night, it was just like old times for Alfredo Despaigne in Chiba. A monstrous home run, a celebration with Chiba Lotte Marines catcher Tatsuhiro Tamura, and a celebratory "Despa-iine" call-and-response with the fans in right field after the game.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / NPB NOTEBOOK
Jul 15, 2017
Rookie shortstop Genda capitalizes on opportunity to replace injured Mogi on PL All-Star squad
Sosuke Genda was an almost last-minute addition for this year's All-Star Series. But that hasn't taken any of the fun out of it for the 24-year old Seibu Lions rookie.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Jul 14, 2017
Uchikawa delivers late-game heroics for PL in triumph over CL in NPB All-Star Series opener
Pacific League elder statesman Seiichi Uchikawa scored the tying run and singled in the go-ahead run in a 6-2 NPB All-Star Series Game 1 victory over the Central League on Friday.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Jul 16, 2016
Fellow All-Stars rave about Otani's special talents
A blister kept Shohei Otani from pitching in the NPB All-Star Series. So the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters' two-way star took part in the festivities as a hitter instead.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / BASEBALL BULLET-IN
Jul 9, 2016
A primer on evolution of pro sports' All-Star events
Next week, Japan professional baseball will play its annual two-game All-Star series with contests scheduled at Fukuoka Yafuoku Dome on July 15, and Yokohama Stadium on July 16. The All-Star games are like a festival in Japan, and the series will most likely draw capacity crowds, but has the idea of...
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Jul 4, 2016
Kudo calls in Marines for All-Star Series
Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks manager Kimiyasu Kudo has made sure Pacific League rival Chiba Lotte will be well represented in next week's All-Star Series by naming seven Marines players to the 28-man PL all-star squad.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Jul 18, 2015
Aizawa homer helps Central League complete All-Star sweep
Carp catcher Tsubasa Aizawa opened the scoring with his first All-Star home run and the Central League poured it on to beat the Pacific League 8-3 in Saturday's Game 2.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Jul 17, 2015
Fujinami, Abe provide heroics for CL in NPB All-Star Series opener
Shintaro Fujinami is the one with the "W" next to his name, but his parents came away as the big winners.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Jul 19, 2014
Otani fireballs lead PL past CL in All-Star Game 2
Shohei Otani ratcheted up the radar gun from the mound and earned the victory on Saturday as the Pacific League All-Stars beat their Central League counterparts 12-6 to earn a split of this summer's All-Star Series.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Jul 19, 2014
Eldred believes Carp good enough to make impact in CL pennant race
One can only imagine what went through Hiroshima Carp manager Kenjiro Nomura's mind in the Central League dugout when Brad Eldred went down after fouling a ball off his foot in the seventh inning of the 2014 All-Star Series opener on Saturday at Seibu Dome.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Jul 18, 2014
Carp standouts spark CL to lopsided victory in All-Star Series opener
Game 1 of the 2014 NPB All-Star Series turned into a showcase of the Hiroshima Carp's various talents about midway through. Just as in the regular season, Brad Eldred was right in the middle of it all.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
May 29, 2014
Young hurlers Norimoto, Sugano aiming for All-Star Series participation
Takahiro Norimoto's favorite NPB All-Star memory is of watching Norichika Aoki propel the Central League to a 10-8 win over the Pacific League with a ninth-inning two-run home run in Game 1 of the 2009 All-Star Series.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Jul 19, 2013
Otani puts talents on display in All-Star opener
Fighters rookie Shohei Otani makes his All-Star debut on the mound and in the field as the CL and PL play to a stalemate.

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