Fighters start strong, hold off Hawks

Aug 21, 2016

Fighters start strong, hold off Hawks

Shohei Otani went 3-for-5 and rookie Takayuki Kato worked six innings on Sunday as the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters beat the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 4-2 to salvage the final game of their three-game series. Kato (5-1) survived a first-inning scare when Akira Nakamura was ...

Buffaloes complete sweep of Hawks

Aug 11, 2016

Buffaloes complete sweep of Hawks

The Orix Buffaloes completed a three-game sweep of the Pacific League-leading Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks on Thursday, claiming a 4-3 comeback victory to earn their first four-game win streak of the season. Chihiro Kaneko (6-6), the 2014 PL MVP, allowed two runs on five hits ...

Hawks' Takeda collects 11th victory of season

Aug 2, 2016

Hawks' Takeda collects 11th victory of season

Shota Takeda allowed two runs in eight innings as the Pacific League-leading Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks beat the Seibu Lions 6-2 on Tuesday. Takeda (11-4) gave up four hits, while striking out seven and walking one. Lefty Masahiko Morifuku and right-hander Robert Suarez worked the ...

Nakata helps Fighters whittle Hawks' lead

Jul 31, 2016

Nakata helps Fighters whittle Hawks' lead

Sho Nakata hit a tie-breaking double to help the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters move within three games of the Pacific-League lead as they beat the front-running Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 6-3 on Sunday. With the game tied 3-3 in the sixth with one out and ...

Wheeler goes deep as Eagles pound Hawks

Jul 27, 2016

Wheeler goes deep as Eagles pound Hawks

Zelous Wheeler celebrated a big day for his family with two hits and three RBIs to help carry the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles to a 6-2 win over the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks on Wednesday evening. Wheeler’s 19th home run of the season, a two-run ...