Aug 31, 2015

Lions' Mejia torments Eagles in rout

Ernesto Mejia had four hits, including two home runs, with eight RBIs as the Seibu Lions pounded the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 15-3 on Monday to move up to third in the Pacific League. Mejia hit a grand slam off Rakuten starter Takashi Kawai ...

Aug 29, 2015

Eagles skipper Okubo set to resign

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles manager Hiromoto “Dave” Okubo intends to resign at season’s end to take responsibility for the club’s poor performance, a source said Saturday. In Okubo’s first full season as manager after serving as interim skipper for a spell in 2014, the ...

Lions snap losing streak with win over Eagles

Aug 5, 2015

Lions snap losing streak with win over Eagles

Yusei Kikuchi (5-6) worked 6⅔ scoreless innings to help the Seibu Lions snap their franchise-worst 13 game losing streak with a 6-1 win over the Tohoku Rakuten Eagles. Kikuchi, a native of the Tohoku region, allowed five hits and two walks, while striking out ...

Eagles end six-game slide

Aug 1, 2015

Eagles end six-game slide

Yasunori Kikuchi pitched seven innings of two-run ball, Wily Mo Pena tied the game and drove in a go-ahead run and the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles beat the Orix Buffaloes 5-3 on Saturday. Kikuchi (4-3) allowed seven hits, struck out three and walked two ...

Jul 31, 2015

Eagles acquire infielder Murillo

The Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles on Friday announced the acquisition of Mexican infielder Agustin Murillo. The 33-year-old Murillo, who has been playing with Monterrey in the Mexican League since 2010, joins the Eagles through the end of this season on a ¥10 million deal. ...

Hawks hurler van den Hurk keeps win streak intact

Jul 9, 2015

Hawks hurler van den Hurk keeps win streak intact

Rick van den Hurk pitched six shutout innings and claimed his third straight win as the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks beat the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 4-1 on Thursday. The Dutch right-hander allowed two hits for the Pacific League leaders, effectively mixing his fastball with ...