Lions rout Eagles to extend win streak to 12

/ Aug 3, 2017

Lions rout Eagles to extend win streak to 12

Yusei Kikuchi overcame an awkward start to strike out 11 batters over eight innings as the Seibu Lions whipped the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 8-1, extending their win streak to 12 games. Before 20,355 at MetLife Dome, Kikuchi (11-4) stumbled covering first base on the ...

/ Feb 19, 2016

Lions' Kikuchi named Opening Day starter

Lions lefty Yusei Kikuchi will start on Opening Day, Seibu manager Norio Tanabe said Friday. If everything goes according to plan, Kikuchi will make his first Opening Day start on March 25 against the Orix Buffaloes at Seibu Prince Dome. "I want to prepare thoroughly so ...

Lions snap losing streak with win over Eagles

/ Aug 5, 2015

Lions snap losing streak with win over Eagles

Yusei Kikuchi (5-6) worked 6⅔ scoreless innings to help the Seibu Lions snap their franchise-worst 13 game losing streak with a 6-1 win over the Tohoku Rakuten Eagles. Kikuchi, a native of the Tohoku region, allowed five hits and two walks, while striking out five ...

Kikuchi shackles Tigers

/ May 21, 2013

Kikuchi shackles Tigers

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Yusei Kikuchi was nearly untouchable with his heater over eight strong innings as the Seibu Lions defeated the Hanshin Tigers 5-1 in an interleague matchup on Monday. The Lions roared in a five-run fourth to send Hanshin starter Jason Standridge to an early shower, and ...