Jun 17, 2015

Eagles catcher Shima sidelined with broken rib

Tohoku Rakuten catcher Motohiro Shima will be out four to six weeks with a broken left rib cage, the Eagles said Wednesday. Shima was behind the plate when he took a foul ball into the ribs during Saturday’s game against the Chunichi Dragons. He ...

Eagles rout Buffaloes in home opener

Apr 3, 2013

Eagles rout Buffaloes in home opener

Masahiro Tanaka threw seven innings of one-run ball and got plenty of help from catcher Motohiro Shima, who drove in four runs on a pair of singles and triple as the Rakuten Eagles rolled to an 8-2 win over the Orix Buffaloes in their ...