Buffaloes check Hawks' momentum

Jul 26, 2015

Buffaloes check Hawks' momentum

The Orix Buffaloes scored four runs in the 11th inning to beat the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 5-1 on Sunday, handing the Pacific League’s runaway leaders their first defeat in six games. Issei Nakamura broke a 1-1 tie with a hit-and-run RBI double off Masahiko ...

Hawks blank Buffaloes, extend winning streak to five

Jul 25, 2015

Hawks blank Buffaloes, extend winning streak to five

Kenta Imamiya broke up a scoreless game and Shota Takeda won a tough pitchers’ duel as the Pacific League-leading Fukuoka Softbank Hawks won their fifth straight, downing the Orix Buffaloes 2-0 on Saturday afternoon. In the second inng, Imamiya plated Nobuhiro Matsuda with a ...

Matsuda, Lee carry Hawks past Fighters

Jul 15, 2015

Matsuda, Lee carry Hawks past Fighters

Nobuhiro Matsuda’s three-run, seventh-inning home run broke up a tie game as the Pacific League-leading Fukuoka Softbank Hawks came from behind to beat the Nippon Ham Fighters 7-4 on Wednesday afternoon. Lee Dae-ho went 4-for-4 with a walk and a second-inning homer for the ...

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 ...

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 ...

Hawks beat Lions to strengthen PL lead

Jun 29, 2015

Hawks beat Lions to strengthen PL lead

The Fukuoka Softbank Hawks stretched their lead over the Pacific League with a 3-1 win against the Seibu Lions on Monday at Tokyo Dome. Right-hander Shota Takeda (7-2) allowed one run on four hits in six innings to win his fifth straight start and ...

Matsuda sparks Hawks in comeback win over Lions

Jun 25, 2015

Matsuda sparks Hawks in comeback win over Lions

Nobuhiro Matsuda drove in three runs, including the seventh-inning tiebreaker, as the Pacific League-leading Fukuoka Softbank Hawks pulled away to beat the Seibu Lions 9-6 on Thursday. The Hawks took the lead three times only to see Seibu tie it. With the game knotted ...

Van den Hurk earns win with late Hawks rally

Jun 21, 2015

Van den Hurk earns win with late Hawks rally

Dutch right-hander Rick van den Hurk allowed two runs over seven innings, while striking out 13 and was rewarded by a late comeback from his team as the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks beat the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 4-2 on Sunday. “I focus on executing ...

Jun 13, 2015

Hawks' Settsu dropped from active roster

The Fukuoka Softbank Hawks removed ace right-hander Tadashi Settsu from the 28-man active roster on Saturday, a day after he allowed five runs in six innings. In 12 games this season, Settsu has a 4-5 record with a 4.10 ERA, and has surrendered a ...

Kuroda shuts down Hawks in vintage performance

Jun 12, 2015

Kuroda shuts down Hawks in vintage performance

Hiroki Kuroda threw eight innings to earn his sixth win as the Hiroshima Carp beat the interleague- and Pacific League-leading Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 6-0 on Friday. The Carp, last in the Central League, took the lead after Kuroda (6-2) pitched out of a two-out, ...

Terahara leads Hawks past slumping Giants

Jun 7, 2015

Terahara leads Hawks past slumping Giants

Hayato Terahara allowed a run in seven innings and drove in two runs to lead the Pacific League’s Fukuoka Softbank Hawks to a 5-2 interleague victory on Sunday and a series sweep of the Yomiuri Giants. In the last of three games between defending ...