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 ...

Otani survives scrapes as Fighters beat Eagles

Apr 20, 2014

Otani survives scrapes as Fighters beat Eagles

Shohei Otani (2-0) pitched out of a series of scrapes on Sunday to work into the seventh inning and earn the victory in the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters’ 4-2 win over the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles. Otani, a .385 hitter in 39 at-bats as ...

Fighters rookie Uwasawa holds off Buffaloes

Apr 16, 2014

Fighters rookie Uwasawa holds off Buffaloes

Rookie right-hander Naoyuki Uwasawa allowed three runs in seven innings to improve to 3-0 in three starts as the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters beat the Orix Buffaloes 8-3 on Wednesday. Uwasawa, the Fighters’ sixth draft pick in 2011, has won all three games he’s ...

Apr 13, 2014

Fighters' Inaba to have surgery on left knee

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters first baseman Atsunori Inaba will have surgery to clean out damaged cartilage in his ailing left knee, the team’s trainer said Sunday. The Fighters’ captain, who was deactivated on April 5, is expected to be sidelined from five to six ...