The red-hot BayStars languished in the bottom half of the standings for most of the season before making a big turnaround.
The 28-year-old veteran struck out nine batters and issued only one walk.
Insights on Roki Sasaki’s rising fame, other young stars to keep an eye on, Yoshihisa Hirano’s brilliant career as a closer, and much more.
The 20-year-old phenom struggled with his control en route to his first loss of the season.
The Hanshin Tigers pitcher excelled on the mound and at the plate in a recent big win over the Tokyo Yakult Swallows.
Tigers slugger Teruaki Sato, Giants rookie closer Taisei Ota and Marines catcher Ko Matsukawa are shining for their respective teams.
The third-year pro leads the Japanese professional women's tour with eight victories this season.
The AlphaTauri driver passed Lance Stroll on the final lap to earn points at the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix.
Updated on November 2 at 12:35 a.m. Gymnastics superstar Kohei Uchimura tested positive for COVID-19 less than two weeks before an upcoming international competition in...