/ Jul 26, 2017

Hawks to be without Uchikawa for six weeks

Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks first baseman Seiichi Uchikawa will be sidelined for six weeks because of a fractured left thumb, the Pacific League team said Wednesday. Uchikawa was diagnosed with the injury at a hospital in Sendai, where the Hawks are playing the Tohoku Rakuten Golden ...

Eighth-inning heroics carry unbeaten Japan past Cuba

Mar 15, 2017

Eighth-inning heroics carry unbeaten Japan past Cuba

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Another night, another thrilling win for Samurai Japan at the 2017 World Baseball Classic. Pinch hitter Seiichi Uchikawa brought in the tiebreaking run with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the eighth, Tetsuto Yamada provided more breathing room with a two-run home run later ...

Otani headlines squad for WBC warmup tilts

Oct 18, 2016

Otani headlines squad for WBC warmup tilts

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Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters ace/designated hitter Shohei Otani highlighted the list of players announced to the Samurai Japan roster on Tuesday for World Baseball Classic warmup games against Mexico and the Netherlands. Japan will face Mexico on Nov. 10-11, and the Netherlands on Nov. 12-13. ...