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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 ...

Eighth-inning heroics carry unbeaten Japan past Cuba

Baseball Mar 15, 2017

Eighth-inning heroics carry unbeaten Japan past Cuba

by Jason Coskrey

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 ...