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Terahara leads Hawks past slumping Giants

Jun 7, 2015

Terahara leads Hawks past slumping Giants

Hayato Terahara allowed a run in seven innings and drove in two runs to lead the Pacific League’s Fukuoka Softbank Hawks to a 5-2 interleague victory on Sunday and a series sweep of the Yomiuri Giants. In the last of three games between defending ...

Resurgent Messenger deals Otani first loss

Jun 6, 2015

Resurgent Messenger deals Otani first loss

Randy Messenger, making his second start since returning from the minors, worked eight innings and the Hanshin Tigers beat the Pacific League-leading Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 1-0 in interleague play on Saturday. Messenger (4-5), has now worked 15 scoreless innings since returning to the ...

Jun 5, 2015

Dickson collects first PL Pitcher of Month honor

Former St. Louis Cardinal Brandon Dickson, now with the Orix Bufaloes, won his first Pacific League Pitcher of the Month Award on Friday, when lefty Yudai Ono of the Central League’s Chunichi Dragons and slugger Yoshitomo Tsutsugo of the CL’s Yokohama BayStars also secured ...

Mikolas hurls five-hitter against Buffaloes

Jun 4, 2015

Mikolas hurls five-hitter against Buffaloes

Miles Mikolas threw a five-hit shutout to outduel Orix Buffaloes right-hander Brandon Dickson as the Yomiuri Giants won 1-0 on Thursday in interleague action. The loss was the Buffaloes’ sixth straight and their third under interim manager Junichi Fukura, who took over the Pacific ...

Mori lowers boom as Lions slay Dragons

Jun 3, 2015

Mori lowers boom as Lions slay Dragons

Teenage slugger Tomoya Mori, who has proven to be the most popular player in this summer’s all-star voting, blasted two homers and a double on Wednesday as the Pacific League’s Seibu Lions beat the Central League’s Chunichi Dragons 4-1 in interleague action. The 19-year-old ...

Jun 2, 2015

Last-place Buffaloes part ways with skipper Moriwaki

The Orix Buffaloes effectively fired manager Hiroshi Moriwaki on Tuesday, promoting head coach Junichi Fukura to see out the rest of the season. Moriwaki was placed on “leave” with Orix in last place in the Pacific League, 12 games out of first, ahead of ...