Fighters-Marines series called off due to COVID-19 infections

Japanese Baseball May 2, 2021

Fighters-Marines series called off due to COVID-19 infections

Nippon Professional Baseball announced the postponement Sunday of the three-game Pacific League series between the Chiba Lotte Marines and the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters, scheduled to start the following day at Chiba's Zozo Marine Stadium, after 10 Fighters players and staff tested positive for ...

PL-champion Hawks wrap up regular season with win

Japanese Baseball Nov 10, 2020

PL-champion Hawks wrap up regular season with win

The Pacific League champion Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks moved into the postseason on a high on Monday, wrapping up the regular season with a 6-2 thumping of the Saitama Seibu Lions, winners of the previous two PL pennants. With nothing to play for, neither team went ...

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 ...