Captain Takumi Kuriyama #1 crushes his 12th of the season, a tie-breaking solo home run to deep right field off Hawks reliever Brian Falkenborg to lead off the bottom of the 8th inning as he leads the Lions to a 2-1 win over the Hawks at Seibu Dome on October 2, 2013 in Tokorozawa, Saitama.

Captain Takumi Kuriyama #1 crushes his 12th of the season, a tie-breaking solo home run to deep right field off Hawks reliever Brian Falkenborg to lead off the bottom of the 8th inning as he leads the Lions to a 2-1 win over the Hawks at Seibu Dome on October 2, 2013 in Tokorozawa, Saitama.

Ryan Spilborghs lifts his 2nd of the season, a 3-run blast  down the right field line off Brad Bergesen, caps Lions' big 5-run 6th inning at Seibu Dome on June 6, 2013 in Tokorozawa, Saitama.

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Ryan Spilborghs lifts his 2nd of the season, a 3-run blast down the right field line off Brad Bergesen, caps Lions' big 5-run 6th inning at Seibu Dome on June 6, 2013 in Tokorozawa, Saitama.

Ryan Spilborghs takes Shun Tohno deep to left-center field with his 1st of the year, a 2-run tater in the bottom of the 3rd inning at Seibu Dome on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. The long ball was Spilborghs' 1st homer of his NPB career.

Ryan Spilborghs takes Shun Tohno deep to left-center field with his 1st of the year, a 2-run tater in the bottom of the 3rd inning at Seibu Dome on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. The long ball was Spilborghs' 1st homer of his NPB career.

Yuuji Kaneko #2 delivers a bases-loaded, walk-off single through the hole on the right side of the infield against Marines reliever Hiroki Ueno to plate Shoutaroh Tashiro #61 from 3rd base in the bottom of the 11th inning to give the Lions a 3-2 walk-off victory over the Marines at Seibu Dome on September 15, 2013 in Tokorozawa, Saitama.

Yuuji Kaneko #2 delivers a bases-loaded, walk-off single through the hole on the right side of the infield against Marines reliever Hiroki Ueno to plate Shoutaroh Tashiro #61 from 3rd base in the bottom of the 11th inning to give the Lions a 3-2 walk-off victory over the Marines at Seibu Dome on September 15, 2013 in Tokorozawa, Saitama.

Ryan Spilborghs drills a ground-ball single right back up the middle to drive in a run - the 1st RBI of his NPB career - in the top of the 4th inning to open scoring at Kleenex Stadium Miyagi on Sunday, April 14, 2013.

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Ryan Spilborghs drills a ground-ball single right back up the middle to drive in a run - the 1st RBI of his NPB career - in the top of the 4th inning to open scoring at Kleenex Stadium Miyagi on Sunday, April 14, 2013.

Yuuji Kaneko had a monster day at the plate in Wednesday's 6-2 win over Hawks, going 2-for-3 with a homer, triple, 1 run scored and 5 RBIs at Seibu Dome on Wednesday, April 3, 2013.

Yuuji Kaneko had a monster day at the plate in Wednesday's 6-2 win over Hawks, going 2-for-3 with a homer, triple, 1 run scored and 5 RBIs at Seibu Dome on Wednesday, April 3, 2013.

Must C Canon: Shougo Akiyama charges a single to center and fires a strike to the plate to nail Takahiro Okada trying to score in the 8th inning at Seibu Dome on Saturday, April 6, 2013.

Must C Canon: Shougo Akiyama charges a single to center and fires a strike to the plate to nail Takahiro Okada trying to score in the 8th inning at Seibu Dome on Saturday, April 6, 2013.

Kazuhisa Makita #35, wearing 1936 Tokio Senators throwback uniform, hurls 7 innings of 1-run ball with striking out a pair of Buffaloes, inducing 11 groundouts and a pair of double plays en route to his 5th win of the season at Seibu Dome on July 26, 2013 in Lions Classic 2013 Series.

Kazuhisa Makita #35, wearing 1936 Tokio Senators throwback uniform, hurls 7 innings of 1-run ball with striking out a pair of Buffaloes, inducing 11 groundouts and a pair of double plays en route to his 5th win of the season at Seibu Dome on July 26, 2013 in Lions Classic 2013 Series.

Sumitani's HUGE day at the plate leads Lions past Buffaloes: Ginjiroh Sumitani goes 2-3 with a 3-run dinger and a walk in 4 plate appearances, and drives in 5 runs at Seibu Dome on Tuesday, April 16, 2013.

Sumitani's HUGE day at the plate leads Lions past Buffaloes: Ginjiroh Sumitani goes 2-3 with a 3-run dinger and a walk in 4 plate appearances, and drives in 5 runs at Seibu Dome on Tuesday, April 16, 2013.

Ginjiroh Sumitani goes yard with his 4th of the year, a solo dinger to left field off Shoh Iwasaki in the bottom of the 2nd inning to pad the Lions lead to 2-0 at Seibu Dome on July 10, 2013 in Tokorozawa, Saitama.

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Ginjiroh Sumitani goes yard with his 4th of the year, a solo dinger to left field off Shoh Iwasaki in the bottom of the 2nd inning to pad the Lions lead to 2-0 at Seibu Dome on July 10, 2013 in Tokorozawa, Saitama.

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