Buffaloes' Kaneko fans 14 batters in two-hit shutout

Apr 4, 2014

Buffaloes' Kaneko fans 14 batters in two-hit shutout

Orix ace Chihiro Kaneko threw a two-hit shutout as the Buffaloes won their home opener and their fourth straight game on Friday, beating the Seibu Lions 3-0. Pitching aggressively, Kaneko struck out 14, while hitting one batter and walking none in a 120-pitch effort. ...

Pena belts fifth homer as Buffaloes sweep Eagles

Apr 3, 2014

Pena belts fifth homer as Buffaloes sweep Eagles

Wily Mo Pena hit his fifth home run of the young season and Kei Igawa pitched five scoreless innings as the Orix Buffaloes beat the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 3-1 on Thursday to complete a three-game road sweep. Igawa (1-0) allowed two hits and ...

Eagles rookie Matsui shelled in debut

Apr 2, 2014

Eagles rookie Matsui shelled in debut

Marquee Tohoku Rakuten rookie Yuki Matsui got a rude welcome in his first official game Wednesday, allowing three runs in six innings as the Eagles took a 7-1 thumping against the Orix Buffaloes. Matsui (0-1), who turned pro out of high school after being ...

Jan 29, 2014

Buffaloes acquire MLB veteran Betancourt

The Orix Buffaloes have acquired infielder Yuniesky Betancourt on a one-year deal worth ¥100 million, the Pacific League club announced Wednesday. The right-handed hitting 31-year-old is a native of Cuba who began playing in the big leagues in 2005 with the Seattle Mariners and ...

Dec 10, 2013

Outfielder Tani to play for Buffaloes

Veteran outfielder Yoshitomo Tani, who has been released by the Yomiuri Giants, will join the Orix Buffaloes in 2014, the Pacific League club said Tuesday. The 40-year-old Tani makes his way back to his former club after a seven-year stint with Japan’s most storied ...

Buffaloes target German to replace Baldiris

Nov 29, 2013

Buffaloes target German to replace Baldiris

The Orix Buffaloes expressed an interest in acquiring versatile Esteban German on Friday as it became increasingly likely that they will not re-sign productive third baseman Aarom Baldiris. According to team sources, the Pacific League club has offered Baldiris a multiyear deal, but had ...

Buffaloes knock Marines into third place

Oct 7, 2013

Buffaloes knock Marines into third place

Orix lefty Yuji Maeda worked six innings and three relievers completed a three-hit shutout as the Buffaloes defeated the playoff-bound Chiba Lotte Marines 1-0 on Monday. The loss knocked the Marines into third place just behind the Seibu Lions. The two teams finish the ...

Sep 7, 2013

Buffaloes lose Okada, Kishida for season

The Pacific League’s Orix Buffaloes will likely be without 2010 home run champion Takahiro Okada for the remainder of the season, sources said Saturday. The left-handed-hitting Okada has been on the farm team suffering from a ligament injury on the middle finger of his ...

Yoshikawa leads Fighters past Buffaloes

Aug 25, 2013

Yoshikawa leads Fighters past Buffaloes

Lefty Mitsuo Yoshikawa pitched into the eighth inning and struck out nine en route to winning his first decision since June 28 in the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters’ 3-0 win over the Orix Buffaloes on Sunday afternoon. The Fighters, who have struggled all season ...