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Norberto, Hirata help Dragons edge Fighters

Jun 17, 2016

Norberto, Hirata help Dragons edge Fighters

Jordan Norberto blanked the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters over 7⅔ innings and Ryosuke Hirata hit a decisive RBI double as the Chunichi Dragons claimed a 1-0 win to snap their four-game skid on Friday in interleague action. Norberto (4-1), who fanned eight while allowing ...

Sakamoto lifts Giants to victory over Eagles

Jun 16, 2016

Sakamoto lifts Giants to victory over Eagles

Hayato Sakamoto brought the Yomiuri Giants from behind for the third time on Thursday night with a two-run, eighth-inning homer in a 10-7 interleague win over the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles. Trailing by a run in the bottom of eighth before 44,925 at Tokyo ...

Giants snap five-game skid

Jun 15, 2016

Giants snap five-game skid

Shuichi Murata hit a two-out, walk-off single in the ninth inning as the Yomiuri Giants snapped their five-game skid with a 3-2 win over the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles on Wednesday in interleague action. Yomiuri led in the third through a two-run shot from ...

Jun 15, 2016

Hawks' Van den Hurk to be treated for fatigue

Right-hander Rick Van den Hurk will be tested and receive treatment through the weekend for fatigue, the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks announced Wednesday. Van den Hurk, who last month set a record of 14 straight winning decisions at the start of career in Japan, was ...

Jun 15, 2016

Giants' Cruz flies to U.S. for examination

Yomiuri Giants second baseman Luis Cruz has traveled to the United States to go through a checkup, believed to be on his left ankle, the Central League club announced Wednesday. The Mexico international, who has hit .260 with six home runs and 25 RBIs ...

Jun 13, 2016

Tigers sign Satterwhite to help strengthen bullpen

The Central League’s Hanshin Tigers announced the signing of right-hander Cody Satterwhite to a one-year contract believed to be worth ¥32 million on Monday. Satterwhite, 29, was playing for the Salt Lake Bees, the Los Angeles Angels’ Triple-A affiliate, this season. He has no ...

Hawks complete sweep of Giants

Jun 12, 2016

Hawks complete sweep of Giants

Ryoma Kidokoro continued his remarkable career turnaround on Sunday, when the light-hitting reserve outfielder belted a pair of two-run homers to help power the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks to a 7-5 interleague win and a series sweep of the Yomiuri Giants. The 31-year-old Kidokoro turned ...