Sep 19, 2015

Buffaloes' Hirano to call it quits

The Orix Buffaloes’ Keiichi Hirano, a Best Nine and Golden Glove award winner who has spent a career shifting between center field and second base, is poised to retire at the end of this season, a team source revealed Saturday. Hirano, a speedy left-handed ...

Sep 18, 2015

Buffaloes' Dickson sidelined with rib injury

The Pacific League’s Orix Buffaloes deactivated right-hander Brandon Dickson on Friday with a rib injury. Dickson suffered the injury in a game against the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks on Tuesday. He was examined at a Kobe hospital on Thursday and was diagnosed with right intercostal ...

Hawks edge Buffaloes to cut magic number to one

Sep 16, 2015

Hawks edge Buffaloes to cut magic number to one

The Fukuoka Softbank Hawks zeroed in their second consecutive Pacific League pennant after a 2-0 win over the Orix Buffaloes Wednesday night. Nobuhiro Matsuda homered in the ninth inning and Rick van den Hurk threw eight scoreless innings en route to his ninth win ...

Hawks fall to Buffaloes, fail to clinch pennant

Sep 15, 2015

Hawks fall to Buffaloes, fail to clinch pennant

The Pacific League-leading Fukuoka Softbank Hawks had to put the champagne on ice, at least for another day, in their bid to clinch their second consecutive pennant on Tuesday. Softbank’s 6-1 loss to the Orix Buffaloes coupled with the second-place Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters’ ...

Sep 2, 2015

Buffaloes ace Kaneko sidelined with shoulder trouble

Orix Buffaloes ace Chihiro Kaneko will be deactivated after discomfort in his right shoulder caused him to leave Tuesday’s game against the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles in the fourth inning. “Up until that point, I’d felt something but I’d been able to throw,” said ...

Eagles end six-game slide

Aug 1, 2015

Eagles end six-game slide

Yasunori Kikuchi pitched seven innings of two-run ball, Wily Mo Pena tied the game and drove in a go-ahead run and the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles beat the Orix Buffaloes 5-3 on Saturday. Kikuchi (4-3) allowed seven hits, struck out three and walked two ...

Jul 30, 2015

Marines sign former Buffalo Baek

The Chiba Lotte Marines announced Thursday that they have signed South Korean right-hander Baek Cha-seung from the Musashino Heat Bears of the independent BC League on a one-year deal. The 35-year-old Baek played in Nippon Professional Baseball with Orix in 2012, but was limited ...

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 ...

Buffaloes' Kaneko outduels Lions' Kishi

Jul 20, 2015

Buffaloes' Kaneko outduels Lions' Kishi

Chihiro Kaneko had his best effort of the season on Monday afternoon as the Orix Buffaloes returned from the All-Star break with a 2-0 win over the Seibu Lions. Before 26,073 at Kyocera Dome, Kaneko (4-4) got a lot of mileage out of his ...