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[8/29/2015] Masahiro Tanaka, Norichika Aoki, Ichiro Suzuki

by on Aug.29, 2015 @ 7:12 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki MIA 8/28 MIA 4
WSH 3
RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .251
Batted second. Results: F6, Ks, G6, G4. Nikkan Sports 8/29/2015, Sponichi 8/29/2015.
Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Norichika Aoki SFG 8/28 STL 4
SFG 5
LF 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 .296
Batted lead-off. Results: 2B9[12], E5f-R[41], G1, G1, BB. Nikkan Sports 8/29/2015, Sponichi 8/29/2015.
Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 8/28 PAW 7
BUF 6
SS 5 0 1 0 0 0   .253
Batted second. Results: 1B8-SB[8], L8, G6, G1, G6. Committed throwing error(4) in the top of the 8th. Daily Sports 8/29/2015, Sponichi 8/29/2015.
Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Gosuke Katoh NYY 8/28 PUL 9
BRI 10
2B 4 2 2 2 0 0   .289
Batted fifth. Results: F7, E8f, HR9[5] one R[30] two RBI[19,20], SH1, 1B8-R[31]. Committed a throwing error(8) in the bottom of the 7th.

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Masahiro Tanaka NYY 8/28 NYY 15
ATL 4
100-70 27 7.0 5 3 3 1 7 1 3.62
Started the game. Left after seven full innings with New York up 9-3. He picked up the win (10-6). Nikkan Sports 8/29/2015, Nikkan Sports 8/29/2015, Nikkan Sports 8/29/2015, Sponichi 8/29/2015, Sponichi 8/29/2015. MLB.tv: Tanaka's strong start.
Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Junichi Tazawa BOS 8/28 BOS 6
NYM 4
28-11 6 0.2 1 1 1 4 0 0 3.79
Entered the game in the bottom of the 10th with Boston up 6-3. Recorded two outs before walking four batters in a row. Left the game with the bases loaded, two out, and Boston up 6-4. He recorded a hold (15). Nikkan Sports 8/29/2015, Sponichi 8/29/2015. MLB.tv: Bogaerts' turns double play, Tazawa gets shaken up.

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[8/28/2015] Ichiro Suzuki, Norichika Aoki, Tsuyoshi Wada

by on Aug.28, 2015 @ 8:13 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki MIA 8/27 PIT 2
MIA 1
RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .254
Batted second. Results: G4, L6, G6, G4. Nikkan Sports 8/28/2015, Sponichi 8/28/2015.
Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Norichika Aoki SFG 8/27 CHC 1
SFG 9
LF 3 1 1 0 1 0 2 .296
Batted lead-off. Results: F6, BB-SB[14]-R[40], G4(DP), 3B7[3]. Nikkan Sports 8/28/2015, Sponichi 8/28/2015. MLB.tv: Fan swims for foul ball.
Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 8/27 PAW 1
BUF 0
PH-SS 1 0 0 0 0 0   .254
Entered the game as a pinch-hitter for Jonathan Diaz in the bottom of the 8th. Remained in the game as the shortstop. Results: L9. Nikkan Sports 8/28/2015, Sponichi 8/28/2015.
Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Gosuke Katoh NYY 8/27 PUL 4
BRI 2
2B 4 1 0 0 1 1   .285
Batted second. Results: L6, Ks, G4, BB-R[29], G3f.

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Tsuyoshi Wada CHC 8/27 SRC 1
IOW 3
105-67 26 6.2 6 1 1 1 3 0 3.95
Started the game. Left in the top of the 7th with runners on first and second, two out, and Iowa up 3-1. He recorded the win (4-5). He went 0-for-2 (bG1f, Ks) at the plate. Nikkan Sports 8/28/2015, Sponichi 8/28/2015.
Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Toru Murata CLE 8/27 TOL 3
COL 4
  29 7.0 6 3 3 2 3 1 2.95
Started the game. Left in the top of the 7th with runners on first and second, no out, and Columbus up 3-1. Both runners he left on based scored after his departure. He did not factor into the final decision. Nikkan Sports 8/28/2015, Sponichi 8/28/2015.

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[8/27/2015] 2015 Rito Koshien: Fukue Junior High School wins tournament

by on Aug.28, 2015 @ 3:30 am, under Other
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The 8th Rito Koshien is taking place in Nagasaki (August 24-28). Twenty-three teams from various Japanese islands (rito) are participating in this year's event. The Rito tournament was scheduled on August 25 and 26, but Typhoon 15 pushed the schedule back a day. Games were played at four different fields: Chuo Park Baseball Field, Chuo Park Multi-Purpose Field, Tomie Junior High School Field, and Kishiku Junior High School Field. Fukue Junior High School won this year's tournament by blanking the Kumejima Eagles 1-0 in the finals game on August 27.

Road to the Championship

  • August 26 vs Hachijo-jima Mixed Team, 10-1
  • August 27 vs Ichigakij-ima Paeagles, 1-0
  • August 27 vs Okinoshima Anyaras, 2-1
  • August 27 vs Kumejima Eagles, 1-0

Source: tournament website, Nikkan Sports coverage

[8/27/2015] Norichika Aoki, Junichi Tazawa

by on Aug.27, 2015 @ 6:38 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Norichika Aoki SFG 8/26 CHC 2
SFG 4
LF 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 .296
Batted lead-off. Results: HR9[5] R[39] one RBI[26], G1, G1, G4. Committed a fielding error[1] in the top of the 7th. He was replaced on defense in the top of the 8th. Nikkan Sports 8/27/2015, Sponichi 8/27/2015.
Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Gosuke Katoh NYY 8/26 PUL 4
BRI 0
2B 3 1 0 0 2 2   .291
Batted second. Results: BB-SB[9]-R[28], BB, G1(DP), Kl, Ks.

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Junichi Tazawa BOS 8/26 BOS 3
CWS 0
17-9 4 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.67
Entered the game in the bottom of the 9th with Boston up 3-0. He picked up the save(3). Nikkan Sports 8/27/2015, Nikkan Sports 8/27/2015, Sponichi 8/27/2015. MLB.tv: Tazawa shuts the door.

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[8/26/2015] Nippon Taiiku University wins third straight 29th All-Japan University Women’s Rubber Baseball Tournament

by on Aug.27, 2015 @ 3:02 am, under Women's Baseball
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The 29th All-Japan University Women's Rubber Baseball Tournament took place in Toyama between August 21 and 26. Nippon Taiiku University blanked Shigakkan University 7-0 in the finals game on August 26 for their third straight championship (eighteenth overall). Nihon Joshi Taiiku University finished in third place with their 4-3 victory over Mukogawa Joshi University.

Nippon Taiiku University will now go on to participate in the 21st Women's Rubber Baseball Japan Cup that begins on October 4 in Tokyo.

Road to the Championship

  • August 23 against Aichi Iryo Gakuin Tanki University, 21-1
  • August 24 against Tokyo Joshi Taiiku University, 3-2
  • August 25 against Mukogawa Joshi University, 6-1
  • August 26 against Shigakkan University, 7-0

Source: tournament websiteNikkan Sports 8/26/2015

[8/26/2015] Ichiro Suzuki, Norichika Aoki

by on Aug.26, 2015 @ 6:03 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki MIA 8/25 PIT 2
MIA 5
RF 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 .257
Batted second. Results: L9, Fo7, SH2, BB-SB[11]. Reached 10,000 plate appearances in his at bat in the 1st inning. Nikkan Sports 8/26/2015, Nikkan Sports 8/26/2015, Nikkan Sports 8/26/2015, Sponichi 8/26/2015, Sponichi 8/26/2015.
Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Norichika Aoki SFG 8/25 CHC 8
SFG 5
LF 5 0 0 0 0 1 3 .297
Batted lead-off. Results: G3, Ks, G4, G6f, F7. Nikkan Sports 8/26/2015, Sponichi 8/26/2015.
Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 8/25 BUF 3
LHV 9
2B 4 0 0 0 0 2   .255
Batted second. Results: L1(DP), Ks, G4, Ks.
Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Gosuke Katoh NYY 8/25 BLU 2
PUL 5
2B 1 1 0 0 3 0   .296
Batted second. Results: BB-R[27], L7, BB, BB.

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[8/25/2015] Ichiro Suzuki, Hisashi Iwakuma

by on Aug.25, 2015 @ 6:20 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki MIA 8/24 PIT 5
MIA 2
RF 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .259
Batted second. Results: G3, BB, F8, F8. Nikkan Sports 8/25/2015, Nikkan Sports 8/25/2015, Sponichi 8/25/2015.
Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 8/24 BUF 4
LHV 7
SS 4 0 1 1 1 0   .261
Batted second. Results: BB, G5, G4, E3f, 1B8 one RBI[8].

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hisashi Iwakuma SEA 8/24 OAK 11
SEA 5
77-57 22 4.2 7 7 7 1 4 1 4.29
Started the game. Had a 5-0 lead until he gave up five consecutive hits after recording two outs in the 5th. Was pulled after facing the ninth batter of the inning in the 5th with Seattle down 7-5. Nikkan Sports 8/25/2015, Nikkan Sports 8/25/2015, Sponichi 8/25/2015. MLB.tv: Burns' two-run double, Canha's two-run double, Valencia's two-run homer, A's seven-run inning.

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[8/24/2015] Ichiro Suzuki, Norichika Aoki, Junichi Tazawa

by on Aug.24, 2015 @ 7:00 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki MIA 8/23 PHI 2
MIA 0
PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .262
Entered the game as a pinch-hitter for Adam Conley in the bottom of the 6th. Replaced by a pitcher in the top of the 7th. Results: G3. Nikkan Sports 8/24/2015, Sponichi 8/24/2015.
Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Norichika Aoki SFG 8/23 SFG 2
PIT 5
LF 5 0 1 1 0 1 3 .301
Batted lead-off. Results: G5, L4, Ks, 1B7 one RBI[25], bG5. Nikkan Sports 8/24/2015, Sponichi 8/24/2015.
Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 8/23 SYR 3
BUF 0
SS 4 0 0 0 0 0   .261
Batted second. Results: L7, G4, F6, L6. Nikkan Sports 8/24/2015, Sponichi 8/24/2015.
Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Gosuke Katoh MIA 8/23 BLU 1
PUL 0
2B 4 0 1 0 1 2   .296
Batted second. Results: G4, BB-SB[8], 1B8, Ks, Ks.

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Junichi Tazawa BOS 8/23 KCR 8
BOS 6
30-21 8 1.0 6 4 4 1 0 0 3.74
Entered the game in the top of the 9th with Boston up 6-4. Gave up four runs, blew the save (6) and took the loss (2-6). Nikkan Sports 8/24/2015, Sponichi 8/24/2015. MLB.tv: Bradley Jr. nabs Infante at home, Hosmer's game-tying single, Moustakas' go-ahead double.

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Victoria Series: Kyota Flora and Hyogo Dione [August 21,22,23]

by on Aug.24, 2015 @ 5:50 am, under Women's Baseball
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Victoria Series between Kyota Flora and Hyogo Dione

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August 21 - Sumoto Stadium - 18:00

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Kyota Flora 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Hyogo Dione 0 2 0 0 1 0 x 3 6 0

W: Ayami Sato (20 G, 7-7, 1 Sv)
L: Mika Konishi (11 G, 2-3, 0 Sv)

Hero Interview
Ayami Sato = 7.0 IP, 24 BF, 4 H, 1 SO, 0 BB, 0 R. Tossed a four-hit shutout.
Ayumi Ota = 1-for-3: 1B7 two RBI, Ku, G5. Drove in the first runs of the game in the 2nd inning.

Time: 1:45
Attendance: 164

Box Score, Highlight

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August 22 - Sumoto Stadium - 18:00

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Kyota Flora 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 6 1
Hyogo Dione 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1

W: Minako Uemura (18 G, 11-3, 0 Sv)
Sv: Chiaki Shioya (19 G, 1-1, 11 Sv)
L: Mika Miyahara (16 G, 6-2, 0 Sv)

Hero Interview
Ayumi Ikeyama = 1-for-2: HBP, F9, 1B7 one RBI. Drove in the go-ahead run in the 6th.

Time: 1:50
Attendance: 142

Box Score, Highlight

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August 23 - Hotto Motto Field Kobe - 18:00

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Kyota Flora 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 5 5 0
Hyogo Dione 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 6 1

W: Minami Yano (17 G, 7-6, 0 Sv)
L: Yuki Izumi (16 G, 5-5, 0 Sv)

Hero Interview
Hikari Hashimoto = 1-for-3: G6, 1B9 one RBI, G5. Drove in the first run of the game

Time: 1:51
Attendance: 1148

Box Score, Highlight

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[8/23/2015] Ichiro Suzuki, Norichika Aoki, Toru Murata

by on Aug.23, 2015 @ 6:36 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki MIA 8/22 PHI 4
MIA 2
RF 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 .262
Batted second. Results: G1, BB-R[37], G4, G1. Nikkan Sports 8/23/2015, Sponichi 8/23/2015. MLB.tv: Marlins nab Blanco, Ichiro's sliding grab.
Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Norichika Aoki SFG 8/22 SFG 2
PIT 3
LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .303
Batted lead-off. Results: Ks, G5, F8, G3. Nikkan Sports 8/23/2015, Sponichi 8/23/2015.
Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 8/22 SYR 3
BUF 1
2B 4 0 2 1 0 0   .267
Batted second. Results: G3, 1B7, 1B9, G6 one RBI[17]. Nikkan Sports 8/23/2015, Sponichi 8/23/2015.
Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Gosuke Katoh MIA 8/22 ELI 3
PUL 4
2B 3 0 1 0 1 1   .297
Batted fifth. Results: BB, G3, 1B8, Ks.

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Toru Murata CLE 8/22 COL 2
DUB 5
106-60 24 6.0 4 1 1 3 9 0 2.90
Started the game. Left after six full innings with Columbus up 2-1. He did not factor into the final decision. Nikkan Sports 8/23/2015, Sponichi 8/23/2015.

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