Fighters hurler Uwasawa tames Hawks

/ Jul 9, 2017

Fighters hurler Uwasawa tames Hawks

Naoyuki Uwasawa allowed five hits over seven innings as the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters knocked off the Pacific League-leading Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 2-0 on Sunday.Uwasawa (2-2) came up with some big pitches and the Fighters came up with three run-saving plays as three pitchers ...

Hawks rally to sink Eagles

/ Jul 2, 2017

Hawks rally to sink Eagles

The Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks rallied against Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles star starter Takayuki Kishi and closer Yuki Matsui in the eighth inning to earn a 5-4 win on Sunday.A day after the Hawks called on closer Dennis Sarfate to get them out of trouble ...

Despaigne homer lifts Hawks past Fighters

/ Jun 28, 2017

Despaigne homer lifts Hawks past Fighters

Alfredo Despaigne hit a tie-breaking, eighth-inning home run, the fourth of the game for the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks in a 6-5 win over the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters on Wednesday night.Before 34,708 at Yafuoku Dome, Despaigne got a high 155-kph fastball from closer Chris ...

Hawks expect to get pitchers Senga, Takeda back soon

/ Jun 21, 2017

Hawks expect to get pitchers Senga, Takeda back soon

Right-handers Kodai Senga and Shota Takeda are poised to return to the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks’ injury-plagued starting rotation, pitching coach Shinji Kurano said Wednesday.The Hawks are looking at a return in time for a three-game series with the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters in Fukuoka ...

Hawks beat Carp to claim interleague title

/ Jun 18, 2017

Hawks beat Carp to claim interleague title

The Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks remained the all-time kings of Nippon Professional Baseball’s interleague play on Sunday with a 7-4 win over the Central League-leading Hiroshima Carp.Although it was just a win in the overall scheme of things, both starting pitchers were on short leashes ...

/ Jun 16, 2017

Hawks activate Cuban pitcher Moinelo

The Fukuoka SoftBank signed and activated Cuban lefty Livan Moinelo on Friday before the team’s series opener with the Hiroshima Carp.Moinelo pitched three innings for Cuba in March’s World Baseball Classic, but did not play in a 11-6 loss to Japan at Tokyo Dome. ...