Swallows blow big lead, then rally past Lions

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Jun 15, 2019

Swallows blow big lead, then rally past Lions

Takahiro Araki tied the game with a ninth-inning, pinch-hit RBI single, helping the Tokyo Yakult Swallows overturn a late deficit in their 6-5 interleague victory over the Seibu Lions on Saturday. The Swallows salvaged a win by beating Lions closer Tatsushi Masuda (3-1) after blowing ...

Swallows feast on Giants pitching in rout

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Apr 25, 2019

Swallows feast on Giants pitching in rout

Tetsuto Yamada and Wladimir Balentien each hit a pair of home runs, while Norichika Aoki went 4-for-4, as the Tokyo Yakult Swallows hammered the Yomiuri Giants 11-2 on Thursday. Former major leaguer Albert Suarez got the win in his first start for the Swallows. The ...

Swallows' Tetsuto Yamada wins sixth monthly MVP award

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Aug 8, 2018

Swallows' Tetsuto Yamada wins sixth monthly MVP award

Tokyo Yakult Swallows second baseman Tetsuto Yamada has won his sixth monthly MVP award after leading Japan in batting average, runs scored, stolen bases and on-base percentage in July, Nippon Professional Baseball announced Wednesday. The 26-year-old posted a .425 batting average and set a team ...