[4/7/2018] Seibu Lions extend winning streak to seven games

The Seibu Lions beat the Orix Buffaloes 6-3 today and extended their winning streak to seven games (Yusei Kikuchi, Shinsaburo Tawata, Brian Wolfe, Ken Togame, Fabio Castillo, Kikuchi, and Tawata). This is the first time the franchise started a season with a winning streak of seven or more games since 1991.

  • 1954 – eleven-game winning streak
  • 1991 – eight-game winning streak
  • 2018 – seven-game winning streak
  • 1961, 1966 – six-game winning streak

All seven victories during the streak have been recorded by the starting pitcher. The Lions set a new franchise record yesterday and tied the NPB record today (longest winning streak to start a season where all victories were recorded by the starting pitcher). The previous record of five was set in 1956, 1966, and 1990.

Source: Sanspo 4/7/2018, Daily Sports 4/6/2018, Sponichi 4/7/2018

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