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Eagles pound Buffaloes

Sep 12, 2016

Eagles pound Buffaloes

Hiroaki Shimauchi drove in four runs and rookie shortstop Eigoro Mogi hit two solo homers to power the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles past the Orix Buffaloes 11-2 on Monday. At a rainy Kobo Miyagi Stadium, Shimauchi and Kazuya Fujita each hit a bases-loaded two-run ...

Triumphant Carp reduce magic number to three

Sep 6, 2016

Triumphant Carp reduce magic number to three

Kris Johnson earned his 14th win as the Hiroshima Carp beat the Chunichi Dragons 4-1 on Tuesday to inch closer to their first Central League pennant in 25 years. Before 31,465 at Mazda Stadium, Johnson (14-6) capitalized on a hustling team effort as the ...

Sep 6, 2016

Fighters closer Martin sidelined with ankle sprain

The Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters’ bid for a league championship took a hit on Tuesday, when closer Chris Martin was deactivated due to an ankle sprain. The 203-cm right-hander, who became the team’s closer on June 19 and was named to the Pacific League ...