BayStars blow late lead in tie with Tigers

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Sep 27, 2017

BayStars blow late lead in tie with Tigers

The Yokohama BayStars wasted a golden opportunity to close the gap in the race for the Central League's second postseason seed in Wednesday's 4-4 tie with the Hanshin Tigers. BayStars closer Yasuaki Yamasaki blew a one-run, ninth inning lead when Yoshio Itoi singled in a ...

Itoi leaving Buffaloes for Tigers

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Nov 21, 2016

Itoi leaving Buffaloes for Tigers

The Hanshin Tigers said Monday they have reached agreement on a contract with free agent outfielder Yoshio Itoi, who earlier in the day informed the Orix Buffaloes of his intention to join the Central League club. Itoi, 35, who played for Orix for four seasons ...