Rookie Yoshida leads Buffs past Fighters

Jul 23, 2014

Rookie Yoshida leads Buffs past Fighters

On a day when the Pacific League-leading Buffaloes needed a boost, rookie right-hander Kazumasa Yoshida provided it as Orix completed a three-game sweep of the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters with a 1-0 victory on Wednesday. Having deactivated ace right-hander Chihiro Kaneko due to fatigue ...

Jul 21, 2014

Buffaloes resume season with win over Fighters

Tomotaka Sakaguchi had a game-tying RBI single in the fifth inning and Wily Mo Pena delivered a two-run single with two outs the same frame as the Orix Buffaloes came from behind to beat the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 5-3 to resume the regular ...

Fighters star Otani cages Tigers at Koshien

Jun 18, 2014

Fighters star Otani cages Tigers at Koshien

Double-duty right-hander Shohei Otani lit up Koshien Stadium on Tuesday night, striking out 11 in eight innings as the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters blanked the Hanshin Tigers 4-0 in interleague action. Otani (6-1), who often plays right field for the Fighters on days when ...

Fighters' Otani pitches first career shutout

May 13, 2014

Fighters' Otani pitches first career shutout

Second-year right-hander Shohei Otani threw the first shutout of his professional career on Tuesday as the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters beat the Seibu Lions 3-0. Making his sixth start of the season, the 19-year-old Otani (4-1) gave up six hits while striking out nine ...

Otani suffers first pro defeat as Marines beat Fighters

Apr 27, 2014

Otani suffers first pro defeat as Marines beat Fighters

Tadahito Iguchi and Katsuya Kakunaka each homered in the first inning off second-year right-hander Shohei Otani, who suffered his first career defeat on Sunday as the Chiba Lotte Marines beat the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 5-1 to complete a three-game sweep at Sapporo Dome. ...

Apr 21, 2014

Fighters acquire left-hander Carter

The Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters signed left-hander Anthony Carter from the San Diego Padres’ Triple-A affiliate, the Pacific League club announced Monday. The 28-year-old Carter’s contract, for ¥40 million plus incentives, runs to the end of the season. He has no major league experience ...