Swallows, Buffaloes Play to a 3-3 Tie in Game 2 of Japan Series
Yakult's Souma Uchiyama slugged a game-tying, three-run homer in the ninth inning, but neither team scored again and the game ended...
Osuna, Shiomi Lead Yakult to Win over Orix in Game 1 of Japan Series
In a rematch of last year’s NPB championship series, the Swallows got clutch hitting and a solid start from Yasuhiro Ogawa.
[NPB NOTEBOOK] Swallows and Buffaloes Set for Sequel to 2021 Japan Series
Tokyo Yakult, led by Triple Crown winner Munetaka Murakami, is favored to repeat as NPB champion but Orix is peaking at...
[ODDS and EVENS] Aaron Judge and Shohei Ohtani Should be Selected as Co-MVPs
The two American League stars' huge popularity and success on the field make them the top favorites for the award. Both...
SoftBank Hawks Ace Kodai Senga to Pursue Career in MLB
After waiting for years, the hard-throwing right-hander, who has an 87-44 career record, is eligible to make a move to MLB...
Buffaloes Earn Sayonara Win over Hawks and a Japan Series Rematch with Swallows
Orix's Keita Nakagawa delivered the game-winning hit with two outs in the ninth, ending SoftBank's comeback hopes and keeping his team's...
Swallows Rally Past Tigers in Seventh Inning, Advance to Japan Series
Yakult outscored Hanshin 18-7 in three Central League Climax Series Final Stage games, completing a series sweep in dramatic fashion.
Yu Darvish, September's NL Pitcher of the Month, Looks Ahead to Playoffs
"I don’t want to think about it too much, the playoffs," Darvish said. "I’m trying to be the same as I...
[NPB NOTEBOOK] Munetaka Murakami Belts 56th Homer, Wins Triple Crown on The Season's Final Day
The Tokyo Yakult Swallows infielder went 13 games without a homer before completing the season in style with a solo blast...
Shohei Ohtani, Angels Lock Up a $30 Million Deal for 2023 Season
Ohtani's new one-year contract is the largest ever given to an arbitration-eligible MLB player, surpassing Mookie Betts' $27 million deal in...
[ODDS and EVENS] Title-Chasing Swallows Show Last Season's Success Was No Fluke
Led by slugger Munetaka Murakami, closer Scott McGough, overall pitching depth and strong managerial leadership, Yakult won its second straight pennant.
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[NPB NOTEBOOK] Munetaka Murakami is Taking His Place as One of the Greatest Hitters in NPB History
The Swallows cleanup hitter, at the tender age of 22, matches legendary slugger Sadaharu Oh and sets his sights on the...