Hawks' Ryoya Kurihara, Shuta Ishikawa overpower Lions

Japanese Baseball Aug 2, 2020

Hawks' Ryoya Kurihara, Shuta Ishikawa overpower Lions

Ryoya Kurihara belted a three-run first-inning home run and Shuta Ishikawa threw a one-hitter as the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks beat the Pacific League champion Seibu Lions 4-0 on Saturday afternoon. After Ishikawa struck out two of the four batters he faced in the first inning, ...

Sixth-inning power surge lifts Lions over Eagles

Japanese Baseball Jul 19, 2020

Sixth-inning power surge lifts Lions over Eagles

Sixth-inning home runs by Hotaka Yamakawa and Takeya Nakamura brought the Seibu Lions from three runs down in a 4-3 win over the Pacific League-leading Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles on Saturday. With a three-run lead at Sendai's Rakuten Seimei Park Miyagi, Eagles lefty Takahiro Shiomi ...

Lions outfielder Shogo Akiyama OKs deal with Reds: report

Baseball / MLB Dec 31, 2019

Lions outfielder Shogo Akiyama OKs deal with Reds: report

Seibu Lions outfielder Shogo Akiyama has agreed to a three-year contract with the Cincinnati Reds, according to a report released Monday on MLB.com. Initial reporting on the deal, which has not yet been announced by the National League club, indicates that its total value will ...