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Sep 6, 2016

Fighters closer Martin sidelined with ankle sprain

The Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters’ bid for a league championship took a hit on Tuesday, when closer Chris Martin was deactivated due to an ankle sprain. The 203-cm right-hander, who became the team’s closer on June 19 and was named to the Pacific League ...

Nakagawa grand slam helps Eagles down Hawks

Sep 4, 2016

Nakagawa grand slam helps Eagles down Hawks

Taishi Nakagawa belted a first-inning grand slam and Wataru Karashima tossed seven shutout innings as the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles snapped their three-game losing streak with a 5-1 win on Sunday over the Pacific League-leading Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks. SoftBank’s Hiroki Yamada (1-1), pitching in ...

Sep 2, 2016

Hawks' Yanagita deactivated after breaking finger

Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks center fielder Yuki Yanagita, out for six weeks with a fractured finger, was deactivated by the Pacific League club on Friday. Interleague-series MVP Ryuma Kidokoro replaced him on the active roster. On Thursday, Yanagita broke the fourth finger on his right ...

Sep 1, 2016

Hawks' Yanagita breaks finger, set to miss six weeks

Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks center fielder Yuki Yanagita will be out for six weeks after fracturing his right fourth finger during their 9-2 win over the Seibu Lions on Thursday, the Pacific League club announced. Yanagita, the Pacific League MVP last year after hitting .363 ...