Uchikawa sparks Hawks to series sweep of Marines

Mar 30, 2014

Uchikawa sparks Hawks to series sweep of Marines

The reinvigorated Softbank Hawks are off to a flying start to the regular season after completing a three-game sweep since Opening Day of the Chiba Lotte Marines on Sunday. Seiichi Uchikawa hit his second home run in three days following a three-run blast in ...

Wakui roughed up in five-inning debut with Marines

Mar 12, 2014

Wakui roughed up in five-inning debut with Marines

Hideaki Wakui’s fresh start with the Chiba Lotte Marines hit a rough patch on Wednesday, when the right-hander surrendered eight runs in five innings in a 12-5 preseason loss to the Yomiuri Giants. The 27-year-old former Lions ace joined Lotte in the offseason as ...

Naruse holds Tigers scoreless for four innings

Mar 7, 2014

Naruse holds Tigers scoreless for four innings

Chiba Lotte Marines ace Yoshihisa Naruse threw four scoreless innings in his preseason debut on Friday in a 6-2 win over the Hanshin Tigers at Koshien Stadium. Naruse, who has been named to start on Opening Day by Marines manager Tsutomu Ito, allowed three ...

Eagles reach first Japan Series

Oct 21, 2013

Eagles reach first Japan Series

Sendai celebrated on Monday as the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles advanced to their first Japan Series by clinching the Pacific League Climax Series Final Stage with an 8-5 win in Game 4 over the Chiba Lotte Marines. The Eagles won the series 4-1 after ...

Rain washes out fourth game of Climax Series

Oct 20, 2013

Rain washes out fourth game of Climax Series

Sendai will have to wait at least another day to celebrate its first Japan Series berth after Game 4 of the Pacific League Climax Series final stage was rained out on Sunday afternoon at Kleenex Stadium. With rain expected through the night, the game ...

Mima tosses four-hit shutout against Marines

Oct 19, 2013

Mima tosses four-hit shutout against Marines

Manabu Mima pitched his first career shutout and the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles moved to within one win of bringing Sendai its first Japan Series after a 2-0 win over the Chiba Lotte Marines in Saturday's Game 3 of the Pacific League Climax Series ...

Unbeaten Tanaka leads Eagles past Marines

Oct 17, 2013

Unbeaten Tanaka leads Eagles past Marines

Masahiro Tanaka’s unbeaten year continued on Thursday, when the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles ace defeated the Chiba Lotte Marines 2-0 to win Game 1 of the Pacific League Climax Series Final Stage. Before a Kleenex Stadium-record crowd of 24,332, Tanaka’s shutout lifted the league ...