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Jul 18, 2015

BayStars want to retain manager Nakahata

The Yokohama BayStars front office has asked manager Kiyoshi Nakahata to stay on for next season, the popular skipper revealed Saturday. “I was told that regardless of wins and losses I was wanted back next season,” said Nakahata, whose current contract runs through the ...

Matsuda, Lee carry Hawks past Fighters

Jul 15, 2015

Matsuda, Lee carry Hawks past Fighters

Nobuhiro Matsuda’s three-run, seventh-inning home run broke up a tie game as the Pacific League-leading Fukuoka Softbank Hawks came from behind to beat the Nippon Ham Fighters 7-4 on Wednesday afternoon. Lee Dae-ho went 4-for-4 with a walk and a second-inning homer for the ...

Two-time Sawamura Award winner Takahashi dies at 69

Jul 15, 2015

Two-time Sawamura Award winner Takahashi dies at 69

Kazumi Takahashi, a left-hander who won two Sawamura Awards for the Yomiuri Giants during their run of nine straight Japan Series championship seasons, has died of multiple organ failure, informed sources said Wednesday. He was 69. Takahashi, who had a career record of 167-132 ...

BayStars storm past Giants with seven-run fifth

Jul 14, 2015

BayStars storm past Giants with seven-run fifth

The Yokohama BayStars turned the game around on its head with seven runs in the fifth inning as they beat the Yomiuri Giants 10-3 on Tuesday. Yokohama erased a three-run deficit in the fourth and Yoshitomo Tsutsugo knocked out Toshiya Sugiuchi (6-5) in the ...

Kuroda aims for All-Star return

Jul 14, 2015

Kuroda aims for All-Star return

Hiroshima Carp right-hander Hiroki Kuroda looks set to return during the upcoming All-Star series after throwing his first bullpen session Tuesday since being deactivated due to right shoulder and ankle inflammation. “I want to get my body ready for the All-Star games, get a ...