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Lions clinch Pacific League pennant

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Sep 30, 2018

Lions clinch Pacific League pennant

The Seibu Lions clinched their first Pacific League pennant in 10 years on Sunday despite losing 4-1 to the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters. The Lions, who had won 12-straight games to lower their magic number to one before losing on Saturday, lost their second straight ...

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Jul 11, 2017

Lions' Genda named to Pacific League All-Star roster

Seibu Lions rookie Sosuke Genda was added to the Pacific League's roster for this weekend's All-Star Series, NPB announced Tuesday. The 24-year-old replaces another shortstop, the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Golden Eagles’ Eigoro Mogi, for Friday’s game at Nagoya Dome and Saturday’s finale at Zozo Marine ...

Fighters hurler Uwasawa tames Hawks

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Jul 9, 2017

Fighters hurler Uwasawa tames Hawks

Naoyuki Uwasawa allowed five hits over seven innings as the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters knocked off the Pacific League-leading Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 2-0 on Sunday. Uwasawa (2-2) came up with some big pitches and the Fighters came up with three run-saving plays as three pitchers ...