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Mori staying put with Dragons

Sep 29, 2016

Mori staying put with Dragons

The Chunichi Dragons announced Thursday their acting manager Shigekazu Mori will take on the job full-time next season. In August, the Dragons placed third-year manager Motonobu Tanishige on leave, effectively firing him and promoting Mori, who was the bench coach at the time. Chunichi ...

Sep 28, 2016

Former star Tsuji emerges as candidate to manage Lions

Former Seibu Lions second baseman Hatsuhiko Tsuji is a prime candidate to manage the Pacific League club next season, an informed source said Wednesday. Current Lions skipper Norio Tanabe will resign at the end of this season. Tanabe, a former shortstop, and Tsuji were ...

Kishi, Lions postpone Fighters' pennant hopes

Sep 27, 2016

Kishi, Lions postpone Fighters' pennant hopes

Lions ace Takayuki Kishi prevented the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters from walking over Seibu to the Pacific League pennant in a 3-0 win on Tuesday evening. Before 27,158 at Seibu Prince Dome in Saitama Prefecture, Kishi (9-7) allowed four hits over seven innings, striking ...

Fighters beat Buffaloes to close in on PL title

Sep 26, 2016

Fighters beat Buffaloes to close in on PL title

The Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters moved within one win of capturing the Pacific League pennant after a 4-3 win over the Orix Buffaloes in the Pacific League on Monday night. The win was coupled with a defeat for the second-placed Fukuoka Softbank Hawks, who ...