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SAC BUNTS

The Lions' Yuji Kaneko hit .219 in the team's first 25 games of the season.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / Sac Bunts
Apr 29, 2024
Lions muzzled by poor performance at plate
The record will show the Seibu Lions lost to the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks on Sunday after a 2-2 slider from Jefry Yan got away from catcher Takeru Furuichi as Riku Ogata raced home to score the walk-off run in the 12th inning of a 3-2 Hawks win.
Giants starter Tomoyuki Sugano pitches against the Tigers at Koshien Stadium in Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture, on April 18.
BASEBALL / Sac Bunts
Apr 22, 2024
Resurgent Tomoyuki Sugano off to strong start on mound for Giants
Sugano is off to a 2-0 start in three outings this season.
Dodgers star Shohei Ohtani speaks to members of the media in Glendale, Arizona, on Thursday.
BASEBALL / MLB / Sac Bunts
Mar 4, 2024
How Shohei Ohtani mastered the media
By promising to meet with the press, the star circumvented the need for people to go digging into his marriage.
Former Giants star Hideki Matsui watches Yuto Akihiro take batting practice at the team's spring camp in Miyazaki on Saturday.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / Sac Bunts
Feb 15, 2024
Giants' new Godzilla Yuto Akihiro taps into Hideki Matsui's teachings to level up
Akihiro is the latest player to try and walk in Matsui's footsteps.
Nippon Ham manager Tsuyoshi Shinjo is trying to turn around the Fighters after last-place finishes in 2022 and 2023.
BASEBALL / Sac Bunts
Feb 5, 2024
Fighters' Tsuyoshi Shinjo needs to match substance with style in third season
Nippon Ham manager Tsuyoshi Shinjo is trying to turn around the Fighters after last-place finishes in 2022 and 2023.
Buffaloes ace Yoshinobu Yamamoto pumps his fist after retiring the side in the 5th inning of his complete game victory over the Hanshin Tigers on Saturday at Kyocera Dome Osaka.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / Sac Bunts
Nov 5, 2023
In likely farewell, Yamamoto dazzles one last time for Buffaloes fans
Yamamoto proved his manager right in one of the most important outings of his career Saturday — potentially his last in NPB.
Hawks pitcher Joe Stanka (left) and Tigers pitcher Gene Bacque meet at the Kobe Oriental Hotel on Oct. 7,1964.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / Sac Bunts
Oct 26, 2023
All-Kansai Japan Series offers new chance to remember foreign aces
The 1964 Japan Series featured two of the best foreign pitchers in Japanese baseball history.
The BayStars' Shugo Maki addresses the crowd after the team's final home game of the regular season.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / Sac Bunts
Oct 13, 2023
Third-place squads face long road to Japan Series
Only two teams have reached the Japan Series after finishing the regular season in third place.
Giants manager Tatsunori Hara (left) waves to fans following his final game at Tokyo Dome on Wednesday. Shinnosuke Abe (right) will manage the team next season.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / Sac Bunts
Oct 5, 2023
Giants prepare to start new era as manager Tatsunori Hara walks away
Manager Tatsunori Hara's departure closes the book on an eventful chapter in the storied history of the Giants.
Orix Buffaloes players pose for a commemorative photo after securing the PL pennant with their victory against Chiba Lotte Marines at Kyocera Dome Osaka on Wednesday.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / Sac Bunts
Sep 21, 2023
Buffaloes' fans finally get to experience team's resurgence
Fans packed Kyocera Dome Osaka for the sellout game in hopes of finally seeing a clinching victory with their own eyes.
The Tigers toss manager Akinobu Okada into the air as they celebrate after winning the Central League pennant on Thursday at Koshien Stadium in Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / Sac Bunts
Sep 15, 2023
Akinobu Okada pushed right buttons to guide Tigers to CL pennant
Akinobu Okada led Hanshin to its first Central League pennant since 2005, and now anticipation grows over what comes next.
Yoshinobu Yamamoto's second career no-hitter was also the 100th such game in Japanese professional baseball history.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / Sac Bunts
Sep 10, 2023
Yama-no-no: Orix ace puts world on notice with second no-hitter
The right-hander's superb form for the PL-leading Buffaloes is expected to bring him more awards this offeseason — as well as a bidding war by MLB clubs.
Hanshin has a seven-game lead in the CL pennant race.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / Sac Bunts
Aug 21, 2023
Tigers full of life during this season's 'Road Trip of Death'
The team has gone 14-4 through the first 18 contests of a 23-game trip away from their primary ballpark.
The Giants' Naoki Yoshikawa (left) records an out at first base during his team's win over the Dragons at Tokyo Dome on Sunday.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / Sac Bunts
Jul 31, 2023
Naoki Yoshikawa and Makoto Kadowaki play starring roles for Giants in field
The Yomiuri infielders are turning heads with their play.
The Angels' Shohei Ohtani is on track to become a free agent in the offseason.
BASEBALL / MLB / Sac Bunts
Jul 27, 2023
Angels would be taking major gamble by keeping Shohei Ohtani
The Angels have reportedly decided to not trade Shohei Ohtani, setting up the possibility of losing him for nothing in the offseason.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / Sac Bunts
Jul 17, 2023
Yuma Tongu's rise helps Buffaloes move on from Masataka Yoshida
Yuma Tongu's play has helped offset the departure of Masataka Yoshida.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / Sac Bunts
Jul 10, 2023
Embracing change key ingredient in Neftali Soto's longevity in NPB
Soto has followed helpful advice from former teammate Jose Lopez during his time in Japan.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / Sac Bunts
Jun 26, 2023
Pacific League trio already facing critical juncture in playoff race
It might be a long summer for fans of teams at the bottom of the Pacific League.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / Sac Bunts
Jun 19, 2023
Giants laid foundation for pennant race with solid interleague campaign
The Yomiuri Giants were in a good position to win NPB’s interleague title for the first time since 2014 before a sixth-inning error and ensuing two-run home run spoiled it all at Tokyo Dome on Sunday afternoon.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / Sac Bunts
Jun 5, 2023
Fighters' Gosuke Katoh gets unique journey in Japanese baseball off to red-hot start
A single against the Giants extended his hitting streak since his debut to eight games — the longest by a rookie to start a career since the introduction of the NPB draft in 1966.

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