Lions grab victory over Fighters

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Aug 28, 2019

Lions grab victory over Fighters

Takeya Nakamura homered twice and drove in five runs, while a costly error by the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters paved the way for the Seibu Lions' 10-8 victory on Wednesday afternoon. In a game that was called on account of darkness with no outs in ...

Lions finish strong in win over Buffaloes

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Jun 30, 2019

Lions finish strong in win over Buffaloes

Takeya Nakamura blew open the game with a three-run double in the bottom of the seventh as the Saitama Seibu Lions overpowered the Orix Buffaloes 11-3 in the Pacific League on Sunday. Sosuke Genda drove in the go-ahead run in the fourth, while Shuta Tonosaki ...

Takeya Nakamura powers Lions past Fighters

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Sep 4, 2018

Takeya Nakamura powers Lions past Fighters

Takeya Nakamura drove in three runs on three hits, including his 24th homer of the season, as the Seibu Lions beat the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 7-3 in the Pacific League on Tuesday night. The PL-leading Lions forced the Fighters to go deep into their ...

Lions devour Eagles in Game 1

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Oct 14, 2017

Lions devour Eagles in Game 1

by Jason Coskrey

The NPB postseason began with the promise of a pitcher's duel, with a pair of aces on the mound on a chilly Saturday afternoon in Saitama Prefecture. Only one was able to hold up his end of the bargain. Seibu Lions star pitcher Yusei Kikuchi threw ...

Lions rough up Norimoto in win over Eagles

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Apr 12, 2017

Lions rough up Norimoto in win over Eagles

The Seibu Lions pounded out 15 hits, putting the brakes on the Pacific League-leading Tohoku Rakuten Eagles in a 10-5 win on Wednesday afternoon. Lions captain Hideto Asamura went 5-for-6 with a pair of RBIs as Seibu overturned an early 3-0 deficit with two runs ...