Aug 21, 2014

Ailing slugger Despaigne deactivated

Newly acquired Cuban slugger Alfredo Despaigne has been deactivated from the Chiba Lotte Marines active roster after being diagnosed with a lower back injury, the Pacific League club said Thursday. Despaigne complained of pain in his right midriff and was replaced during the Marines’ ...

Cruz settling in with Marines

Jul 5, 2014

Cruz settling in with Marines

by Jason Coskrey

Luis Cruz wanted to go home. He wanted to see his family again, wanted to be back in a familiar environment. He wanted to get away from that lonely hotel room in Fort Myers, Florida, that was a long way from his native Navojoa, ...

Iwasaki dominates as Hawks shred Marines

Jul 3, 2014

Iwasaki dominates as Hawks shred Marines

Sho Iwasaki combined on a seven-hit shutout with three relievers, Yuki Yanagita homered and drove in a pair of runs, and the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks routed the Chiba Lotte Marines 7-0 on Thursday night in Fukuoka. Iwasaki (2-0) allowed four hits, struck out four ...

Swallows rout Marines

Jun 25, 2014

Swallows rout Marines

Left-hander Masanori Ishikawa pitched seven innings of one-run ball, Yuhei Takai homered and drove in five runs, and the Tokyo Yakult Swallows thumped the Chiba Lotte Marines 14-3 as the two clubs wrapped up their final interleague game on Wednesday. Each of the Swallows’ ...

Huffman gets slam as Marines rout Swallows

Jun 23, 2014

Huffman gets slam as Marines rout Swallows

Craig Brazell and Chad Huffman both homered and drove in six runs between them in support of lefty Yoshihisa Naruse, who limited the damage to two runs over seven frames as the Chiba Lotte Marines routed the Tokyo Yakult Swallows 10-3 in an interleague ...

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. ...

Uchikawa slugs two HRs to propel Hawks past Marines

Apr 19, 2014

Uchikawa slugs two HRs to propel Hawks past Marines

Pacific League batting leader Seiichi Uchikawa homered twice and Kenichi Nakata pitched one-run ball over eight solid innings as the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks defeated the Chiba Lotte Marines 6-1 on Saturday afternoon. Uchikawa had a two-run blast to left off Yuki Karakawa (0-3) in ...