MLB confirms probe in Darvish gambling case

Jan 19, 2016

MLB confirms probe in Darvish gambling case

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Texas Rangers star pitcher Yu Darvish is being investigated by Major League Baseball in the wake of his brother Sho being charged last year with running an illegal gambling ring that allegedly took bets on both MLB and NPB games, The Japan Times has ...

Jan 8, 2016

Fighters sign right-hander Bass

The Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters have signed right-hander Anthony Bass on a one-year, ¥100 million ($845,000) deal, the Pacific League club announced Friday. The 29-year-old, who pitched in 33 games for the Texas Rangers last season with a 4.50 ERA, has 129 games under ...

Marines pounce on Fighters' Otani in Game 1 rout

Oct 11, 2015

Marines pounce on Fighters' Otani in Game 1 rout

The Chiba Lotte Marines rocked Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters ace Shohei Otani for five runs in 2-2/3 innings, winning 9-3 in Game 1 of the Pacific League Climax Series first stage on Saturday. The Marines’ Toshiaki Imae overturned a 1-0 deficit with a three-run, ...

Marines claim final Pacific League playoff spot

Oct 4, 2015

Marines claim final Pacific League playoff spot

The Chiba Lotte Marines sewed up the final Pacific League playoff spot on Sunday with a 5-3 win over the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters. With 29,693 fans packing QVC Marine Field, Saburo Omura’s two-run single overturned a 3-2, third-inning deficit and a five-man relief ...

Sixth-inning outburst carries Fighters past Lions

Sep 20, 2015

Sixth-inning outburst carries Fighters past Lions

Brandon Laird’s three-run homer capped a seven-run sixth inning as the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters came-from-behind to beat the Seibu Lions 9-7 on Sunday and clinch second place in the Pacific League. Ginjiro Sumitani homered and singled to drive in four early runs to ...