Ernesto Mejia moves Lions past Eagles again

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Sep 23, 2019

Ernesto Mejia moves Lions past Eagles again

Ernesto Mejia once more had the last word against the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles on Monday, his three-run double lifting Seibu to a 5-3 win that lowered the Lions' magic number to clinch the Pacific League title to two. The Lions, looking to win back-to-back ...

Lions finish strong in win over Buffaloes

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Jun 30, 2019

Lions finish strong in win over Buffaloes

Takeya Nakamura blew open the game with a three-run double in the bottom of the seventh as the Saitama Seibu Lions overpowered the Orix Buffaloes 11-3 in the Pacific League on Sunday. Sosuke Genda drove in the go-ahead run in the fourth, while Shuta Tonosaki ...

Hawks hammer Lions with 16 hits

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Apr 21, 2019

Hawks hammer Lions with 16 hits

The Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks' lineup combined for 16 hits on Sunday to claim their three-game series on the road against the Saitama Seibu Lions. While the Hawks' bullpen thwarted the Pacific League's defending champions, last year's Japan Series winners had back-to-back five-run innings in their ...

Free agent Hideto Asamura  joins Rakuten

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Nov 21, 2018

Free agent Hideto Asamura joins Rakuten

The Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles announced Wednesday they have acquired infielder Hideto Asamura, who earlier this month declared domestic free agency after playing on the Seibu Lions' top team for the past nine seasons. Asamura, 28, was Seibu's third pick in the 2008 amateur draft ...