Lions' Daisuke Matsuzaka undergoes cervical spine surgery

Japanese Baseball Jul 12, 2020

Lions' Daisuke Matsuzaka undergoes cervical spine surgery

Saitama Seibu Lions pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka underwent cervical spine surgery at a hospital in Ibaraki Prefecture on July 5, the Pacific League club said Sunday. According to the team, Matsuzaka had been experiencing greater degrees of neck pain and numbness in his right hand since ...

Marines overpower Lions

Japanese Baseball Jul 12, 2020

Marines overpower Lions

Tsuyoshi Sugano and Seiya Inoue both hit two-run first-inning home runs and right-hander Atsuki Taneichi allowed three runs over six innings to earn the win as the Chiba Lotte Marines held off the Saitama Seibu Lions 6-4 in the Pacific League on Saturday. The Marines ...

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 ...