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Otani ignites Fighters with bat, arm against Eagles

May 29, 2016

Otani ignites Fighters with bat, arm against Eagles

Slugging ace pitcher Shohei Otani had three hits, while allowing a run in seven innings for the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters in a 12-3 whipping of the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles in the Pacific League on Sunday afternoon. Getting a jump on the interleague ...

May 29, 2016

Lions sign veteran hurler Paulino

The Seibu Lions have acquired 32-year-old right-hander Felipe Paulino, the Pacific League club announced Sunday. Paulino’s fastball tops out over 150 kph and he is being looked at as a possible solution to the Lions’ starting-pitching shortage. In his major league career, Paulino is ...

Streaking BayStars beat Carp

May 28, 2016

Streaking BayStars beat Carp

Rookie Shota Imanaga won his fourth straight start as the Yokohama Baystars won their sixth straight and improved to .500 with a defeat of the Central League front-running Hiroshima Carp 3-1 on Saturday. Before 28,916 at Yokohama stadium, Yoshitomo Tsutsugo hit a two-run homer ...

Ishida's streak ends but BayStars beat Dragons

May 25, 2016

Ishida's streak ends but BayStars beat Dragons

Second-year right-hander Kenta Ishida had a scoreless-inning streak snapped at 26 with a seventh-inning run, but the Yokohama BayStars held on to beat the Chunichi Dragons 4-1 in the Central League on Wednesday and earn their first four-game win streak of the season. At ...

May 24, 2016

Fighters exploring possibility of building own ballpark

The Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters are considering building a new ballpark in Sapporo or its vicinity, baseball sources said Tuesday. “We owe it to Sapporo Dome for being able to play baseball even when it snowed,” Nippon Ham manager Hideki Kuriyama said. “We are ...

Fighters cruise as Otani blanks Eagles

May 22, 2016

Fighters cruise as Otani blanks Eagles

Shohei Otani threw six shutout innings to claim his second win of the season as the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters defeated the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 8-0 on Sunday in the Pacific League. The 21-year-old, who threw two 162 kph pitches in his last ...