Hawks pounce on Kaneko

Jul 5, 2015

Hawks pounce on Kaneko

Last season’s Pacific League MVP Chihiro Kaneko gave away eight runs in the fifth inning, when he was knocked out in the Orix Buffaloes’ 10-7 loss to the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks on Sunday. At Hotto Motto Field, Kaneko (2-4) allowed just one hit in ...

Ramirez happy to be back in NPB

Jun 28, 2015

Ramirez happy to be back in NPB

by Jason Coskrey

Alex Ramirez had an eventful first gameday on the job. The new roving advisor to the Orix Buffaloes spent most of batting practice on Saturday giving instruction to many of the Orix hitters, including Yoshio Itoi and Takahiro Okada. Later, he high-fived a few ...

Orix signs Chavez, names Ramirez as advisor

Jun 22, 2015

Orix signs Chavez, names Ramirez as advisor

The Orix Buffaloes on Monday announced the signing of Venezuelan outfielder Johermyn Chavez and named his compatriot and former Yomiuri Giants and Tokyo Yakult Swallows star Alex Ramirez as roving advisor. The 26-year-old Chavez was hitting .301 with four home runs and 24 RBIs ...

Buffaloes use 16-hit attack to pummel Tigers

Jun 13, 2015

Buffaloes use 16-hit attack to pummel Tigers

The Orix Buffaloes ran riot in interleague action on Saturday with 16 hits to hammer the Hanshin Tigers 15-1 in the second round of their Kansai Derby. Last season’s Pacific League MVP, Chihiro Kaneko (2-1), pitched seven innings for the Buffaloes, allowing the opening ...

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 ...

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 ...

Carp's Kuroda picks up victory despite shaky outing

May 29, 2015

Carp's Kuroda picks up victory despite shaky outing

Hiroki Kuroda lasted 6-1/3 innings despite some poor control and earned the win as the Hiroshima Carp defeated the Orix Buffaloes 6-3 in interleague action on Friday. Kuroda, who spent a combined seven seasons with the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers, allowed ...

May 22, 2015

Buffaloes ace Kaneko set for season debut

Right-hander Chihiro Kaneko, who ran last year’s postseason awards table, is set to return to the mound on Saturday afternoon, in what will be his first game since having shoulder surgery in November. The Orix Buffaloes on Friday announced the 31-year-old Kaneko as their ...

Nakamura powers Lions past Buffaloes

May 4, 2015

Nakamura powers Lions past Buffaloes

Takeya Nakamura had the last word on Monday as the Seibu Lions overcame their opponent’s impressive comeback to pull out a 10-6 victory against the Orix Buffaloes. Nakamura’s first hit of the game was a big one. The Lions’ portly cleanup hitter delivered a ...