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Swallows rout Marines

Jun 25, 2014

Swallows rout Marines

Left-hander Masanori Ishikawa pitched seven innings of one-run ball, Yuhei Takai homered and drove in five runs, and the Tokyo Yakult Swallows thumped the Chiba Lotte Marines 14-3 as the two clubs wrapped up their final interleague game on Wednesday. Each of the Swallows’ ...

Huffman gets slam as Marines rout Swallows

Jun 23, 2014

Huffman gets slam as Marines rout Swallows

Craig Brazell and Chad Huffman both homered and drove in six runs between them in support of lefty Yoshihisa Naruse, who limited the damage to two runs over seven frames as the Chiba Lotte Marines routed the Tokyo Yakult Swallows 10-3 in an interleague ...

Hawks bring down Giants to take interleague lead

Jun 21, 2014

Hawks bring down Giants to take interleague lead

Fukuoka Softbank left-hander Kazuyuki Hoashi held the damage to one run over seven sharp innings in a pitching duel against Yomiuri right-hander Tomoyuki Sugano in the Hawks’ 3-1 victory over the Giants on Saturday afternoon. With their third consecutive victory, the Hawks took over ...

Hawks stay in hunt for fifth interleague title

Jun 19, 2014

Hawks stay in hunt for fifth interleague title

Tadashi Settsu pitched out of early trouble to go seven innings on Thursday as the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks defeated the Tokyo Yakult Swallows 7-2 to remain alive in their bid for their fifth interleague title. Settsu (5-2) allowed two runs on seven hits and ...

Fighters star Otani cages Tigers at Koshien

Jun 18, 2014

Fighters star Otani cages Tigers at Koshien

Double-duty right-hander Shohei Otani lit up Koshien Stadium on Tuesday night, striking out 11 in eight innings as the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters blanked the Hanshin Tigers 4-0 in interleague action. Otani (6-1), who often plays right field for the Fighters on days when ...

Jun 17, 2014

Eagles manager Hoshino starts physical rehab

The Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles announced Tuesday that manager Senichi Hoshino has begun his rehabilitation following back surgery. Hoshino has been on a leave of absence since May 26. The team did not disclose when the surgery took place. The 67-year-old suffers from a ...