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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 ...

Premier 12 begins with Japan-South Korea clash

Baseball Nov 7, 2015

Premier 12 begins with Japan-South Korea clash

by Kaz Nagatsuka

One day before the inaugural Premier 12 debuts, Japan national baseball team manager Hiroki Kokubo and South Korea skipper Kim In-sik addressed the media at a Sapporo hotel on Saturday evening. "As it's finally beginning, we're thrilled," Kokubo said. "It's the first tournament, but Japan ...