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Jun 13, 2015

Hawks' Settsu dropped from active roster

The Fukuoka Softbank Hawks removed ace right-hander Tadashi Settsu from the 28-man active roster on Saturday, a day after he allowed five runs in six innings. In 12 games this season, Settsu has a 4-5 record with a 4.10 ERA, and has surrendered a ...

Jun 13, 2015

Fighters' Hermida returning to U.S. after thumb injury

Outfielder Jeremy Hermida will temporarily return to the United States, having broken the base of his left thumb, the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters said Saturday. Hermida was injured during the Fighters’ 1-0 defeat to the Hanshin Tigers on June 6 and was deactivated two ...

Kuroda shuts down Hawks in vintage performance

Jun 12, 2015

Kuroda shuts down Hawks in vintage performance

Hiroki Kuroda threw eight innings to earn his sixth win as the Hiroshima Carp beat the interleague- and Pacific League-leading Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 6-0 on Friday. The Carp, last in the Central League, took the lead after Kuroda (6-2) pitched out of a two-out, ...

Jun 10, 2015

Giants, Fighters complete four-player trade

The Central League’s Yomiuri Giants and Pacific League’s Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters have concluded a four-player trade, a source familiar with the matter said Wednesday. The Giants will ship 34-year-old, right-hand-hitting outfielder Kenji Yano and 29-year-old lefty Hideki Sunaga to the Fighters in exchange ...

Terahara leads Hawks past slumping Giants

Jun 7, 2015

Terahara leads Hawks past slumping Giants

Hayato Terahara allowed a run in seven innings and drove in two runs to lead the Pacific League’s Fukuoka Softbank Hawks to a 5-2 interleague victory on Sunday and a series sweep of the Yomiuri Giants. In the last of three games between defending ...

Resurgent Messenger deals Otani first loss

Jun 6, 2015

Resurgent Messenger deals Otani first loss

Randy Messenger, making his second start since returning from the minors, worked eight innings and the Hanshin Tigers beat the Pacific League-leading Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 1-0 in interleague play on Saturday. Messenger (4-5), has now worked 15 scoreless innings since returning to the ...

Jun 5, 2015

Dickson collects first PL Pitcher of Month honor

Former St. Louis Cardinal Brandon Dickson, now with the Orix Bufaloes, won his first Pacific League Pitcher of the Month Award on Friday, when lefty Yudai Ono of the Central League’s Chunichi Dragons and slugger Yoshitomo Tsutsugo of the CL’s Yokohama BayStars also secured ...