Tempers flare in Lions' rout of Buffaloes

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Aug 13, 2019

Tempers flare in Lions' rout of Buffaloes

Shuta Tonosaki hit a three-run, first-inning home run, leading the Seibu Lions to an 11-4 victory over the Orix Buffaloes on Tuesday that saw two ejections. With the Lions leading 5-1 in the third, the benches emptied momentarily after Seibu starter Hiromasa Saito hit Shunta ...

Lions starter Keisuke Honda silences Marines

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Jul 6, 2019

Lions starter Keisuke Honda silences Marines

Right-hander Keisuke Honda threw 7-1/3 solid innings Saturday as the Seibu Lions hammered the Chiba Lotte Marines 5-0 in the Pacific League. Honda (4-3) gave up seven hits and hit a batter, while striking out one at Zozo Marine Stadium. The fourth-year hurler did not ...

Swallows blow big lead, then rally past Lions

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Jun 15, 2019

Swallows blow big lead, then rally past Lions

Takahiro Araki tied the game with a ninth-inning, pinch-hit RBI single, helping the Tokyo Yakult Swallows overturn a late deficit in their 6-5 interleague victory over the Seibu Lions on Saturday. The Swallows salvaged a win by beating Lions closer Tatsushi Masuda (3-1) after blowing ...

Fighters pound out 17 hits, clobber Lions

Baseball / Japanese Baseball May 3, 2019

Fighters pound out 17 hits, clobber Lions

Left-hander Takayuki Kato threw five solid innings and Yushi Shimizu drove in three runs as the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters hammered the Seibu Lions 10-3 in the Pacific League on Friday. Kato (1-2) allowed a hit and three walks, while striking out one. He pitched ...