Buffaloes' Kaneko enters free agency

Nov 11, 2014

Buffaloes' Kaneko enters free agency

The Orix Buffaloes’ Sawamura Award-winning right-hander Chihiro Kaneko said he had exercised his domestic free-agency rights on Tuesday. “I made my decision after giving it a lot of thought,” Kaneko said. “I want to explore all my options and I thought this would be ...

Nov 6, 2014

Buffaloes earn NPB-best four Golden Gloves

The Orix Buffaloes, who lost the tightest of pennant races this year to the Pacific League champion Fukuoka Softbank Hawks, were second to none Thursday, when this year’s Golden Glove Award were announced. The Buffaloes led all 12 Nippon Professional Baseball clubs with four ...

Climax Series postponed with typhoon approaching

Oct 13, 2014

Climax Series postponed with typhoon approaching

Game 3 of the first stage of the Climax Series scheduled between the Orix Buffaloes and the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters was postponed on Monday due the approach of Typhoon Vongfong, which made landfall on Kyushu the same day. Game 3, which had been ...

Buffaloes rout punchless Eagles

Oct 4, 2014

Buffaloes rout punchless Eagles

Three pitchers combined on a four-hit shutout as the Orix Buffaloes defeated the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 6-0 on Saturday. Takahiro Matsuba (8-1) worked six scoreless innings despite walking eight batters and allowing three hits to earn the win for the Buffaloes, who have ...

Itoi, Shimada power Buffaloes past Eagles

Sep 30, 2014

Itoi, Shimada power Buffaloes past Eagles

Yoshio Itoi and Takuya Shimada each homered in a six-run fourth inning as the Orix Buffaloes overturned a two-run deficit in Tuesday’s 7-3 win over the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles. Orix ace Chihiro Kaneko (16-5) allowed three runs in seven innings to earn the ...

Nakata bashes winning homer in 10th

Sep 27, 2014

Nakata bashes winning homer in 10th

Sho Nakata belted a sayonara solo home run in the 10th inning to lift the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters to a 3-2 come-from-behind victory over the Orix Buffaloes on Saturday night and give themselves some breathing room in their push for the postseason. Nakata’s ...

Goto sparks Buffaloes with glove, bat

Sep 18, 2014

Goto sparks Buffaloes with glove, bat

Shunta Goto saved a run with his defense and had two big hits on Thursday as the Orix Buffaloes beat the Pacific League-leading Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 3-2 to move within 2-1/2 games of the PL lead. Goto made the play of the game in ...

Otani fans nine, fires five-hit shutout

Sep 13, 2014

Otani fans nine, fires five-hit shutout

Double-duty right-hander Shohei Otani struck out nine in a five-hit shutout as the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters defeated the pennant-contending Orix Buffaloes 1-0 on Saturday. Before 34,675 at Sapporo Dome, Otani (11-4) got a one-run lead in the bottom of the seventh on an ...