Andruw Jones and Ginji Akaminai had run-scoring singles in the 10th inning Thursday, leading the Rakuten Eagles past the Yomiuri Giants 4-2 for a 3-2 lead in the Japan Series.
Hiroshi Yamauchi, who ran Nintendo for more than 50 years and led the Japanese company's transition from traditional playing-card maker to video game giant, has died. He was 85.
Former major leaguer Wladimir Balentien hit his 56th and 57th home runs on Sunday, breaking the Japanese single-season record set by legendary slugger Sadaharu Oh 49 years ago.
Pitcher Masahiro Tanaka has won his 21st straight game to set a new Japanese professional baseball record for consecutive victories in one season.
Former major leaguer Wladimir Balentien hit his 55th home run of the season Wednesday to equal Japanese baseball's season record.
Wladimir Balentien hit two home runs Tuesday to move within five of tying Japanese baseball's single-season record of 55.
Former New York Yankees outfielder Hideki Matsui received the People's Honor Award from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at an elaborate ceremony at Tokyo Dome on Sunday.
Shinnosuke Abe homered twice in an eight-run second inning as two-time defending champion Japan beat the Netherlands 10-6 to secure first place in Pool 1 of the World Baseball Classic.
Kalian Sams' ninth-inning sacrifice fly scored Andruw Jones with the winning run, capping a comeback from a two-run, eighth-inning deficit and lifting the Netherlands past Cuba 7-6 Monday and into the World Baseball Classic semifinals.
Mike Aviles drove in three runs and Puerto Rico beat Venezuela 6-3 Saturday night to advance to the second round of the World Baseball Classic.
Ichiro Suzuki is looking forward to starting the baseball season the way he ended last season: as a member of the New York Yankees.
Former All-Star infielder Jose Lopez is headed to Japan.
Andruw Jones is headed to Japan.
The Rakuten Eagles of Japan's Pacific League say they are set to sign veteran major league outfielder Andruw Jones.
Ichiro Suzuki told Japanese baseball officials on Monday he has decided not to take part in next year's World Baseball Classic.
Pitcher Kyuji Fujikawa of the Hanshin Tigers was one of four professional baseball players in Japan who became unrestricted free agents Wednesday in hopes of moving to Major League Baseball.