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Aug 15, 2016

Japanese baseball Hall of Famer Toyoda dies

Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame inductee and former Nishitetsu Lions infielder Yasumitsu Toyoda died of pneumonia Sunday evening at the age of 81. After joining Nishitetsu (now the Seibu Lions) and winning the Rookie of the Year award in 1953, Toyoda helped the Lions ...

Buffaloes complete sweep of Hawks

Aug 11, 2016

Buffaloes complete sweep of Hawks

The Orix Buffaloes completed a three-game sweep of the Pacific League-leading Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks on Thursday, claiming a 4-3 comeback victory to earn their first four-game win streak of the season. Chihiro Kaneko (6-6), the 2014 PL MVP, allowed two runs on five hits ...

Aug 10, 2016

Reigning CL MVP Yamada deactivated due to rib injury

Tokyo Yakult Swallows second baseman Tetsuto Yamada, who leads the Central League in nearly every offensive category, has been deactivated due to a rib injury, his club said Wednesday. It is unknown when the 24-year-old will be fit. The Swallows are also without 2015 ...