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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 ...

Sakamoto, Giants rally past Eagles in ninth

Jun 15, 2014

Sakamoto, Giants rally past Eagles in ninth

Hayato Sakamoto singled in two runs in the ninth inning as the Yomiuri Giants came from behind to beat the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 3-2 in interleague play on Sunday afternoon. Rakuten right-hander Takahiro Norimoto (7-4), who had been a key part of the ...

Sugano holds Eagles to three hits in stellar outing

Jun 14, 2014

Sugano holds Eagles to three hits in stellar outing

Tomoyuki Sugano worked 7-1/3 scoreless innings to earn his eighth victory on Saturday as the Yomiuri Giants held on to beat the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 3-1 in an interleague rematch of last year’s Japan Series contestants. Yoshiyuki Kamei’s ground RBI single broke a ...

Lowly Lions hammer Carp

Jun 13, 2014

Lowly Lions hammer Carp

Seibu newcomer Ernesto Mejia homered for the second straight game, while Takeya Nakamura belted his 250th career home run as the Pacific League cellar-dwelling Lions hammered the Hiroshima Carp 7-0 on Friday evening. Before a crowd of 26,737 at Seibu Dome, Mejia opened the ...