Fighters use late six-run rally to edge Marines

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Aug 1, 2018

Fighters use late six-run rally to edge Marines

Yuki Ariyoshi pitched seven solid innings Wednesday but the Chiba Lotte Marines' bullpen gave up seven runs and allowed the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters to stage a late rally for an 8-7 sayonara victory. Ariyoshi, the Marines' fifth pick in the 2016 draft, scattered four ...

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Samurai Japan likely to sweep Nakata from cleanup spot

by Jim Allen

After four games against Mexico and the Netherlands, Samurai Japan manager Hiroki Kokubo's experiment with Sho Nakata as a cleanup hitter appears to be over. Nakata thrived in the No. 6 hole in last year's Premier 12, when Takeya Nakamura batted fourth, but has been ...