Wada, Uchikawa lift Hawks over Buffaloes

Apr 27, 2016

Wada, Uchikawa lift Hawks over Buffaloes

Tsuyoshi Wada pitched six scoreless innings and Seiichi Uchikawa hit the 150th home run of his career as the Pacific League-leading Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks beat the Orix Buffaloes 5-2 on Wednesday. Yuki Yanagita followed up Kenta Imamiya’s one-out double with an RBI single to ...

Buffaloes finally hang on to beat Lions

Mar 27, 2016

Buffaloes finally hang on to beat Lions

The Orix Buffaloes managed to hold onto a lead on Sunday, when closer Erik Cordier survived a rough ninth to earn his first save in a 5-4 win over the Seibu Lions. Cordier, who blew a save in his debut on Friday, allowed one ...

Feb 23, 2016

Buffaloes sign ex-major league southpaw Misch

The Orix Buffaloes on Tuesday announced the acquisition of former San Francisco Giants left-hander Pat Misch. The 34-year-old Misch, who also played in the majors for the New York Mets before spending last season at the Lamigo Monkeys in Taiwan last season, joins Orix ...

Jan 23, 2016

Buffaloes' Adachi hospitalized

Orix Buffaloes shortstop Ryoichi Adachi has been hospitalized for colitis, the Pacific League club announced Saturday. The 28-year-old, who led the Buffaloes in games played (139) and plate appearances (593) last season, had felt poorly for several days. He is expected to need two ...

Dec 18, 2015

Buffaloes sign Bogusevic, Morel

The Orix Buffaloes have signed outfielder Brian Bogusevic and third baseman Brent Morel to one-year, $750,000 deals, the Pacific League team announced Friday. The 31-year-old Bogusevic, the 24th player taken in the 2005 draft, played 22 games for the Philadelphia Phillies this year. The ...

Dec 2, 2015

Buffaloes part ways with 18 players after losing season

The Orix Buffaloes completed their winter housecleaning following a disappointing fifth-place finish (61-80-2 record) by releasing 18 players on Wednesday. The Buffaloes’ total was the highest in Nippon Professional Baseball, whose 12 teams announced their reserve lists for the winter. A total of 130 ...

Lions' Akiyama sets single-season hit mark

Oct 1, 2015

Lions' Akiyama sets single-season hit mark

Seibu Lions leadoff man Shogo Akiyama rewrote Japan’s single-season hit record with his 215th and 216th hits on Thursday in a 4-1 loss to the Orix Buffaloes. Akiyama entered the Lions’ final game of the regular season needing one hit to surpass the 214 ...

Sep 26, 2015

Buffaloes give Dickson two-year contract

Right-hander Brandon Dickson has re-signed for another two seasons with the Orix Buffaloes, the Pacific League club announced Saturday. Dickson has a 9-9 record and a 2.48 ERA in 20 games this season, his third in Nippon Professional Baseball. The 1.95-cm 30-year-old started on ...