Sep 6, 2016

Fighters closer Martin sidelined with ankle sprain

The Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters’ bid for a league championship took a hit on Tuesday, when closer Chris Martin was deactivated due to an ankle sprain. The 203-cm right-hander, who became the team’s closer on June 19 and was named to the Pacific League ...

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 ...