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Fighters top Eagles in 11th inning, end five-game slide

Takuya Nakashima manufactured the decisive run with his speed, allowing the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters to snap a five-game losing streak with a 4-3, 11-inning victory over the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles on Thursday.With the score tied 3-3, Nakashima got things started in the 11th with a one-out infield single, ...

Peguero, Karashima guide Eagles past Fighters

/ Jul 18, 2017

Peguero, Karashima guide Eagles past Fighters

Designated hitter Carlos Peguero belted a solo homer and went 3-for-5 with two RBIs to help the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles defeat the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 5-1 on Tuesday.Starter Wataru Karashima (7-4) limited Nippon Ham to one run on four hits and two ...

Tigers hold off league-leading Carp

/ Jul 17, 2017

Tigers hold off league-leading Carp

Randy Messenger allowed one run over six innings to earn his ninth win as the Hanshin Tigers took down the Hiroshima Carp 2-1 on Monday night.As Nippon Professional Baseball resumed play after the weekend’s All-Star break, the second-place Tigers moved within seven games of ...

/ Jul 11, 2017

Lions' Genda named to Pacific League All-Star roster

Seibu Lions rookie Sosuke Genda was added to the Pacific League’s roster for this weekend’s All-Star Series, NPB announced Tuesday.The 24-year-old replaces another shortstop, the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Golden Eagles’ Eigoro Mogi, for Friday’s game at Nagoya Dome and Saturday’s finale at Zozo Marine ...