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Kajitani, Lopez spark BayStars in rout of Giants

Mar 28, 2015

Kajitani, Lopez spark BayStars in rout of Giants

Shun Yamaguchi threw two-run ball over eight innings and the Yokohama BayStars broke out the bats to wallop the Yomiuri Giants 10-2 for their first victory of the 2015 regular season on Saturday afternoon. Takayuki Kajitani went 4-for-5 with three RBIs and Jose Lopez ...

Otani sharpens up ahead of Opening Day

Mar 21, 2015

Otani sharpens up ahead of Opening Day

Flame-throwing Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters right-hander Shohei Otani worked three scoreless innings on Saturday in his final preseason exhibition before he goes to the mound next week on Opening Day. Otani, who professes to have made some minor adjustments to his approach, said he ...

Mar 20, 2015

Kaneko won't start Opening Day for Buffaloes

Orix Buffaloes ace Chihiro Kaneko has been ruled out as the Pacific League club’s Opening Day starter, manager Hiroshi Moriwaki said Friday. “He won’t pitch on March 27,” Moriwaki said of the right-hander who swept the postseason awards last year but had offseason surgery ...

Mar 19, 2015

Slugger Eldred undergoes knee surgery

Brad Eldred, whose 37 home runs last year led the Central League, has had surgery on his right knee, the Hiroshima Carp announced Thursday. The 34-year-old Eldred underwent a procedure in the United States on Monday to repair damage to the medial meniscus in ...