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Dickson pitches Buffaloes to fifth straight win

Apr 5, 2014

Dickson pitches Buffaloes to fifth straight win

Brandon Dickson allowed a run in seven innings a week after his first shutout in Japan as the Pacific League-leading Orix Buffaloes won their fifth straight Saturday, beating the Seibu Lions 4-1. Dickson, who pitched out of trouble in the first two innings, improved ...

Buffaloes' Kaneko fans 14 batters in two-hit shutout

Apr 4, 2014

Buffaloes' Kaneko fans 14 batters in two-hit shutout

Orix ace Chihiro Kaneko threw a two-hit shutout as the Buffaloes won their home opener and their fourth straight game on Friday, beating the Seibu Lions 3-0. Pitching aggressively, Kaneko struck out 14, while hitting one batter and walking none in a 120-pitch effort. ...

Pena belts fifth homer as Buffaloes sweep Eagles

Apr 3, 2014

Pena belts fifth homer as Buffaloes sweep Eagles

Wily Mo Pena hit his fifth home run of the young season and Kei Igawa pitched five scoreless innings as the Orix Buffaloes beat the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 3-1 on Thursday to complete a three-game road sweep. Igawa (1-0) allowed two hits and ...

Eagles rookie Matsui shelled in debut

Apr 2, 2014

Eagles rookie Matsui shelled in debut

Marquee Tohoku Rakuten rookie Yuki Matsui got a rude welcome in his first official game Wednesday, allowing three runs in six innings as the Eagles took a 7-1 thumping against the Orix Buffaloes. Matsui (0-1), who turned pro out of high school after being ...

Giants slugger Lopez belts winning HR in 10th

Apr 1, 2014

Giants slugger Lopez belts winning HR in 10th

Jose Lopez continued his spring power surge with a 10th-inning solo homer as the Yomiuri Giants spoiled the Yokohama BayStars’ home opener on Tuesday with a 2-1, 10-inning victory at Yokohama Stadium. The homer was Lopez’s third of the new season and gave him ...

Uchikawa sparks Hawks to series sweep of Marines

Mar 30, 2014

Uchikawa sparks Hawks to series sweep of Marines

The reinvigorated Softbank Hawks are off to a flying start to the regular season after completing a three-game sweep since Opening Day of the Chiba Lotte Marines on Sunday. Seiichi Uchikawa hit his second home run in three days following a three-run blast in ...

Shiomi guides Eagles to another victory over Lions

Mar 29, 2014

Shiomi guides Eagles to another victory over Lions

The Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles won for the second day in a row, 5-2 over the Seibu Lions following a victory on Opening Day, getting eight strong innings from lefty Takahiro Shiomi on Saturday afternoon. Shiomi, who was sidelined last season due to a ...