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NPB news: April 6, 2022

The SoftBank Hawks’ season-opening win streak came to a whimpering end on Wednesday when one run scored thanks to a mishandled ball in the outfield and two more came in thanks to Japan’s favorite go-to play, bringing the outfield in with two outs and a big run on second.

Japanese fans began salivating at the idea of former Lion Shogo Akiyama beating a hasty return to Japan to play for THEIR team after he his release by the Cincinnati Reds only for one team’s skipper to throw water on that idea.

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Eagles not interested in Akiyama

Kazuhisa Ishii made history on Wednesday, the Rakuten Eagles skipper and general manager becoming the first in team history to admit the club was not coveting an available former Seibu Lions star, Sankei Sports reported.

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NPB news: March 29, 2022

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We had a full slate of games on Tuesday, with two teams rallying to remain unbeaten in their final at-bats, while two teams remain winless. Tsuyoshi Shinjo did what he does best, make an entrance, while Swallows manager Shingo Takatsu assured us that he does not make his moves randomly.

We’ve got games and news, starting pitchers and roster moves, so let’s get started, shall we?

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