Yafuoku Dome's shortened fences help Hawks, foes

Oct 25, 2015

Yafuoku Dome's shortened fences help Hawks, foes

Shota Takeda might’ve opened the Japan Series with a three-hit shutout had the game been played in 2014. It wasn’t, so instead of a shutout, the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks pitcher gave up a two-out two-run home run to Tokyo Yakult Swallows slugger Kazuhiro Hatakeyama ...

Matsuda, Takeda spark Hawks to victory in Game 1

Oct 25, 2015

Matsuda, Takeda spark Hawks to victory in Game 1

Nobuhiro Matsuda bounced on one leg across the batter’s box after missing a pitch, something he’s become known for doing, during the fourth inning. He made a name for himself as a home run hitter this season, and unfortunately for the Tokyo Yakult Swallows, ...