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Apr 18, 2015

Abe deactivated with strained thigh

Yomiuri Giants catcher Shinnosuke Abe was deactivated with a strain in his left thigh, the Central League club announced Saturday. Abe, 36, was diagnosed with pulled muscles in the biceps behind his left thigh. The Giants’ former captain was registered as a position player ...

Marines' Rhee keeps Hawks in check

Apr 18, 2015

Marines' Rhee keeps Hawks in check

Rhee Dae-eun scattered eight hits over seven scoreless innings, Takashi Ogino and Luis Cruz drove in five runs between them, and the Chiba Lotte Marines beat the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks in a 9-0 whitewash on Saturday afternoon. Toshiaki Imae opened the scoring with a ...

Ogawa does it all as Swallows beat BayStars

Apr 17, 2015

Ogawa does it all as Swallows beat BayStars

Yasuhiro “Ryan” Ogawa took a one-hit shutout into the ninth inning to earn the win as the Tokyo Yakult Swallows beat the Yokohama BayStars 3-1 on Friday night. On a rainy night at Jingu Stadium, Ogawa (2-0) didn’t allow a base runner until after ...

Buffaloes rally past Hawks

Apr 16, 2015

Buffaloes rally past Hawks

Daiki Tomei allowed two runs over eight innings and the Orix Buffaloes came from behind to beat the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 6-3 on Thursday and win for the first time since April 7. Trailing 2-1 after Softbank solo homers from Yuki Yanagita and Nobuhiro ...

Batting star Yamada working to improve play in field

Apr 12, 2015

Batting star Yamada working to improve play in field

After demolishing Central League pitching in his first full season, second baseman Tetsuto Yamada has been spending time upgrading his fielding — a team-wide weakness last season when the Tokyo Yakult Swallows finished last place for the second straight year. Upon winning the league’s ...