Fighters, Swallows authorize four-player trade

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Dec 11, 2018

Fighters, Swallows authorize four-player trade

The Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters and Tokyo Yakult Swallows have agreed to a four-player deal, the two NPB teams announced Tuesday. The Fighters, in need of relief pitchers, sent right-hander Hirotoshi Takanashi and infielder Kengo Ota in exchange for right-hander Ryo Akiyoshi and infielder Ryota ...

Eighth-inning heroics carry unbeaten Japan past Cuba

Baseball Mar 15, 2017

Eighth-inning heroics carry unbeaten Japan past Cuba

by Jason Coskrey

Another night, another thrilling win for Samurai Japan at the 2017 World Baseball Classic. Pinch hitter Seiichi Uchikawa brought in the tiebreaking run with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the eighth, Tetsuto Yamada provided more breathing room with a two-run home run later ...