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Victoria Series Eastern Division: North Reia sweeps East Astraia

by on Apr.13, 2014 @ 3:08 am, under Women's Baseball
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Two Victoria Series Eastern Division games took place on Friday and Saturday. North Reia won both games against East Astraia.

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April 11 - Jingu Stadium - 18:30

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
North Reia 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 5 2
East Astraia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1

W: Ayami Sato (1 G, 1-0)
L: Risa Nakashima (1 G, 0-1)

Time: 1:49
Attendance: 1,068

Box Score, YouTube, Highlights

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April 12 - Jingu Stadium - 18:30

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
East Astraia 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 6 0
North Reia 2 0 0 2 1 2 X 7 12 1

W: Yuki Izumi (1 G, 1-0)
L: Nagisa (1 G, 0-1)

Time: 2:15
Attendance: 893

Box Score, YouTube, Highlights

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Standings

East

  Team G W L T WPCT GB
1 North Reia 2 2 0 0 1.000 -
2 East Astraia 2 0 2 0 .000 2

West

  Team G W L T WPCT GB
1 West Flora 2 2 0 0 1.000 -
2 South Dione 2 0 2 0 .000 2

[4/12/2014] Ichiro Suzuki, Yu Darvish, Koji Uehara

by on Apr.12, 2014 @ 6:14 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 4/11 BOS 4
NYY 2
LF 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 .444
Batted seventh. G5, 1B4, 1B9-R[5], F8. Nikkan Sports 4/12/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/12/2014, Sponichi 4/12/2014
Norichika Aoki KCR 4/11 KCR 1
MIN 10
RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .303
Batted lead-off. Ks, G1, G5, F9. Five-game hitting streak came to an end. Nikkan Sports 4/12/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/12/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 4/11 PAW 4
BUF 7
SS 3 0 2 0 0 0   .316
Batted ninth. G5, 1B9, 1B6-CS[1]. Nikkan Sports 4/12/2014
Hiroyuki Nakajima OAK 4/11 SLC 6
SRC 7
3B 4 0 0 1 0 2   .160
Batted seventh. Ks, Ks, G5f, G6 RBI[3]. Nikkan Sports 4/12/2014
Kensuke Tanaka TEX 4/11 RRE 10
CSP 11
2B 5 1 2 0 1 0   .360
Batted lead-off. 1B8, G3, F7, BB-R[8], 2B7[3], G4. Nikkan Sports 4/12/2014

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Yu Darvish TEX 4/11 HOU 0
TEX 1
101-63 26 8.0 1 0 0 1 9 0 0.00
Started the game. Was not involved in the final decision. Developed a cut on his right thumb. Nikkan Sports 4/12/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/12/2014, Sponichi 4/12/2014
Junichi Tazawa BOS 4/11 BOS 4
NYY 2
19-12 5 1.1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
Entered the game in the bottom of the 7th with runners on first and third and Boston up 4-2. Nikkan Sports 4/12/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/12/2014, Sponichi 4/12/2014

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[4/11/2014] Munenori Kawasaki, Hiroyuki Nakajima, Kensuke Tanaka

by on Apr.11, 2014 @ 4:29 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 4/10 PAW 7
BUF 4
SS 3 1 2 0 0 0   .250
Batted ninth. 1B7, G3, 1B1-R. Nikkan Sports 4/11/2014
Hiroyuki Nakajima OAK 4/10 SRC 5
LVG 6
3B 4 0 0 0 0 1   .190
Batted seventh. G6, G6f, FC6, Ks. Nikkan Sports 4/11/2014
Kensuke Tanaka TEX 4/10 CSP 8
RRE 14
2B 4 3 3 2 1 0   .350
Batted ninth. 1B8, HR9[2] two RBI[3], BB-R, 2B7[2]-R, G6(DP). Nikkan Sports 4/11/2014

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[4/10/2014] Nikkan Sports: Masahiro Tanaka’s post-game press conference

by on Apr.11, 2014 @ 4:32 am, under MLB
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Nikkan Sports posted Masahiro Tanaka's press conference after his first start at Yankee Stadium on the 9th.

How was your outing?

I think I hung in pretty good, but I do regret putting runners on and giving up the home run.

What pitch did the home run come on?

Slider.

How did this start compare with the one in Toronto?

I think about the same.

You gave up runs early in this game and the last.  What do you think is the reason?

With regards to that, it's something I have to work on, but whether two games is a lot, it's still too early to say.  This is not something I want to hear about after just two games.

Did you know the seventh inning was going to be your last before it started?

In terms of my pitch count, there was some talk about the sixth inning.  But the sixth inning ended quickly with a small number of pitches, so I figured I would probably pitch the seventh.  It was good that I was able to get through the seventh.

Did you think the seventh inning was going to be your last?

Yes, based on the pitch count.

Were you able to prepare properly on four days of rest?

I don't think there were any problems.

You threw over 100 pitches many times in Japan.  Could you have thrown over 100 today?

I probably could have.  But the time in between [starts] is two days shorter than Japan.  The season is also longer.  I am only thinking about doing what I have to, within the number of pitches set by the team.

Do you feel you can succeed in the Majors after pitching in two games?

It has only been two games.  It is not about whether I can or cannot, because this is something I must do.  People around me will determine my value, I just have to my job.

Source: Nikkan Sports 4/10/2014

Nikkan Sports also posted Tanaka's interaction with the media regarding his intro music.

Tell us about the Momoiro Clover Z intro music from the 1st inning.

They made it for me.

Will that be your intro music?

I'm not sure what's going to happen.

What's the name of the song.

The name of the song?  It has not gone on sale yet.  Just wait about another month.

Is there a chance you will not be using it as your intro music after a month?

I'm not sure.  I think I will be using it.

Source: Nikkan Sports 4/10/2014

[4/10/2014] Masahiro Tanaka, Koji Uehara, Hisashi Iwakuma

by on Apr.10, 2014 @ 9:16 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 4/9 BAL 5
NYY 4
PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .429
Entered the game as a pinch-runner for Kelly Johnson in the bottom of the 9th. Set record for a Japanese player by appearing in his 3,018th career NPB (951) + MLB (2067) game. The previous record of 3,017 was set by Katsuya Nomura between 1954 and 1980. Nikkan Sports 4/10/2014, Sponichi 4/10/2014
Norichika Aoki KCR 4/9 TBR 3
KCR 7
RF 4 1 1 1 0 1 2 .345
Batted lead-off. G1, F8, 3B9[2] RBI[1]-R, Ks. Extended hitting streak to five games. Nikkan Sports 4/10/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/10/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 4/9 BUF 5
LHV 3
SS 1 0 0 0 0 0   .182
BUF 0
LHV 1
SS 2 0 0 0 0 1   .154
Gm 1: Entered the game as a pinch-runner for Juan Francisco in the top of the 10th. Remained in the game at short in the bottom half of the inning. G6. Gm 2: Batted ninth. G4, SH5, Ks. Nikkan Sports 4/10/2014
Hiroyuki Nakajima OAK 4/9 SRC 7
LVG 4
3B 3 0 0 0 1 0   .235
Batted seventh. E6, L8, BB, G3. Nikkan Sports 4/10/2014
Kensuke Tanaka TEX 4/9 CSP 1
RRE 7
2B 3 1 1 0 1 0   .250
Batted ninth. BB-R, G6, 1B9-SB[2] (2nd base), G1. Nikkan Sports 4/10/2014

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Masahiro Tanaka NYY 4/9 BAL 5
NYY 4
101-71 29 7.0 7 3 3 1 10 1 3.21
Started the game. No decision. Joined Allen Russell (1915) as the only two players in franchise history to record eight or more strikeouts in the first two games of their careers. Wife Mai Satoda was in the stands. Nikkan Sports 4/10/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/10/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/10/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/10/2014, Daily Sports 4/10/2014, Sponichi 4/10/2014, ZakZak 4/10/2014
Junichi Tazawa BOS 4/9 TEX 2
BOS 4
13-8 2 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Entered the game in the top of the 7th with a runner on first, two out, and the game tied at one. Nikkan Sports 4/10/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/10/2014
Koji Uehara BOS 4/9 TEX 2
BOS 4
11-8 3 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Entered the game in the top of the 9th with Boston up 4-2. Recorded a save (S, 2). Nikkan Sports 4/10/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/10/2014
Yoshinori Tateyama NYY 4/9 SWB 6
ROC 7
14-11 3 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Entered the game in the bottom of the 8th with Scranton down 7-6. Nikkan Sports 4/10/2014
Toru Murata CLE 4/9 LOU 4
COL 1
12-11 3 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Entered the game in the top of the 9th with Columbus down 4-1.

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[4/9/2014] Ichiro Suzuki, Norichika Aoki, Hisashi Iwakuma

by on Apr.09, 2014 @ 5:45 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 4/8 BAL 14
NYY 5
CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .429
Entered the game on defense in center in the top of the 9th. G4. He played in the 3,017th game of his NPB (951) + MLB (2,066) career. Nikkan Sports 4/9/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/9/2014
Norichika Aoki KCR 4/8 TBR 1
KCR 0
RF 5 0 3 0 0 2 1 .360
Batted lead-off. 1B7-PO/CS[1] (2nd base), 1B5b, Ks, 1B7, Ks. Nikkan Sports 4/9/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/9/2014
Hiroyuki Nakajima OAK 4/8 SRC 6
LVG 7
3B 3 0 0 1 0 1   .286
Batted seventh. Ks, G1f, SF7 (RBI), G6. Nikkan Sports 4/9/2014
Kensuke Tanaka TEX 4/8 CSP 4
RRE 1
DH 2 0 0 0 0 1   .273
CSP 0
RRE 6
2B 2 1 0 0 1 1   .231
Gm1: Batted ninth. G4(DP), Kl. Gm2: Batted ninth. BB(R), K(foul tip), G6. Nikkan Sports 4/9/2014

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[4/8/2014] Norichika Aoki, Hiroki Kuroda, Koji Uehara

by on Apr.08, 2014 @ 4:11 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 4/7 NYY 6
TOR 4
RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .462
Entered the game on defense in right in the top of the 9th. Nikkan Sports 4/8/2014
Norichika Aoki KCR 4/7 TBR 4
KCR 2
RF 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 .300
Batted lead-off. 3B7[1]-R, 1B7, Kl, G6. Nikkan Sports 4/8/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/8/2014

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hiroki Kuroda NYY 4/7 BAL 2
NYY 4
92-56 25 6.1 8 2 2 0 4 0 2.92
Started the game. Recorded the win. (W, 1-1). Nikkan Sports 4/8/2014, ZakZak 4/8/2014
Koji Uehara BOS 4/7 TEX 1
BOS 5
19-13 5 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Entered the game in the top of the 9th with Boston up 5-1. Nikkan Sports 4/8/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/8/2014
Daisuke Matsuzaka NYM 4/7 SRC 6
LVG 7
90-54 24 5.0 5 3 3 4 4 0 5.40
Started the game. Nikkan Sports 4/8/2014
Tsuyoshi Wada CHC 4/7 NAS 1
IOW 4
94-64 24 6.2 3 1 1 1 8 1 1.35
Started the game. Left the game in the top of the 7th with a runner on first, two out, and Iowa up 4-1. Picked up the win (W, 1-0). Nikkan Sports 4/8/2014

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[4/7/2014] Yu Darvish, Ichiro Suzuki, Hiroyuki Nakajima

by on Apr.07, 2014 @ 7:13 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 4/6 NYY 6
TOR 4
RF 4 0 1 0 0 3 1 .462
Batted eighth. Ks, Ks, 1B9-SB[1] (2nd base) [challenged, call stood], Ks. Nikkan Sports 4/7/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/7/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 4/6 BUF 8
ROC 6
SS 6 0 2 1 0 1   .200
Batted ninth. Kl, 2B9[1] RBI[1], G1, 1B8, F6, G3(DP). Nikkan Sports 4/7/2014
Hiroyuki Nakajima OAK 4/6 SRC 9
SLC 6
2B 4 2 3 1 1 0   .364
Batted seventh. BB-SB[1] (2nd base)-R, 2B7[1] RBI[1], 1B8, 1B9-R, G4. Nikkan Sports 4/7/2014
Kensuke Tanaka TEX 4/6 ORH 9
RRE 1
2B 2 0 0 0 1 0   .333
Batted ninth. L7, BB-SB[1] (2nd base), F8. Nikkan Sports 4/7/2014

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Yu Darvish TEX 4/6 TEX 3
TBR 0
89-65 29 7.0 7 0 0 1 6 0 0.00
Started the game. Recorded the win. (W, 1-0). WP. Became fastest starting pitcher to record 500 strikeouts. Victory was the thirtieth of his MLB career. Nikkan Sports 4/7/2014
Yoshinori Tateyama NYY 4/6 SWB 5
SYR 0
8-6 2 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Entered the game in the bottom of the 6th with a runner on first, one out, and Scranton up 5-0. Nikkan Sports 4/7/2014

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[4/6/2014] Norichika Aoki, Koji Uehara, Kensuke Tanaka

by on Apr.06, 2014 @ 6:43 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Norichika Aoki KCR 4/5 CWS 3
KCR 4
RF 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 .250
Batted lead-off. BB, F7, 2B9[2]-SB[1] (3rd base)-R, G3. Nikkan Sports 4/6/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/6/2014, Sponichi 4/6/2014
Kensuke Tanaka TEX 4/5 ORH 4
RRE 7
DH 4 2 2 1 0 1   .429
Batted ninth. HR9[1] RBI[1], Ks, 1B7-R, F6.

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Koji Uehara BOS 4/5 MIL 7
BOS 6
13-10 3 1.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0.00
Entered the game in the top of the 9th with the game tied at six. Nikkan Sports 4/6/2014, Sponichi 4/6/2014
Junichi Tazawa BOS 4/5 MIL 7
BOS 6
28-18 6 1.0 1 0 0 1 3 0 0.00
Entered the game in the top of the 10th with the game tied at six. Loaded the bases before getting the final out of the inning. Nikkan Sports 4/6/2014, Sponichi 4/6/2014
Toru Murata CLE 4/5 AKR 3
BIN 0
65-43 19 5.0 3 0 0 1 4 0 0.00
Start the game and recorded the victory (W, 1-0). HBP.

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Victoria Series Western Division: West Flora takes two games from South Dione

by on Apr.05, 2014 @ 5:38 pm, under Women's Baseball
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Two Victoria Series Western Division games took place on Thursday and Friday. West Flora won both games against South Dione.

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April 3 - Wakasa Stadium Kyoto - 18:30

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
South Dione 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 4 2
West Flora 4 0 1 0 3 0 X 8 6 3

W: Minami Yano (1 G, 1-0)
L: Mika Miyahara (1 G, 0-1)

Time: 2:07
Attendance: 1,026

Box Score, YouTube, Highlights

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April 4 - Wakasa Stadium Kyoto - 18:30

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
West Flora 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 6 7 3
South Dione 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 0

W: Minako Uemura (1 G, 1-0)
Sv: Mika Konishi (1 G, 0-0, 1 Sv)
L: Kaori Akiyama (1 G, 0-1)

Time: 1:51
Attendance: 469

Box Score, YouTube, Highlights