Reigning champion Hawks advance to Japan Series

Oct 16, 2015

Reigning champion Hawks advance to Japan Series

The Fukuoka Softbank Hawks completed a three-game sweep of the Chiba Lotte Marines in the Pacific League Climax Series final stage on Friday, winning 3-1 and advancing to the Japan Series, where they will pursue a second straight Japan title. Behind six-plus innings from ...

Uchikawa pours cold water on Marines

Oct 14, 2015

Uchikawa pours cold water on Marines

Seiichi Uchikawa ended the Chiba Lotte Marines’ hopes of an opening game upset on Wednesday, when he singled home the winning run in the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks’ 3-2, 10th-inning win in the Pacific League Climax Series Final Stage. With one out and the bases ...

Marines pounce on Fighters' Otani in Game 1 rout

Oct 11, 2015

Marines pounce on Fighters' Otani in Game 1 rout

The Chiba Lotte Marines rocked Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters ace Shohei Otani for five runs in 2-2/3 innings, winning 9-3 in Game 1 of the Pacific League Climax Series first stage on Saturday. The Marines’ Toshiaki Imae overturned a 1-0 deficit with a three-run, ...

Hawks storm past Fighters in Game 5

Oct 18, 2014

Hawks storm past Fighters in Game 5

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Kenichi Nakata threw five innings of two-run ball, Nobuhiro Matsuda delivered a two-run single in a 4-for-4 outing, and the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks beat the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 5-2 to win Game 4 of the Pacific League Climax Series Final Stage on Saturday ...

Fighters hammer Hawks in Game 3

Oct 17, 2014

Fighters hammer Hawks in Game 3

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Daikan Yoh broke out with a pair of homers, Eiichi Koyano hit a three-run blast, and the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters stomped the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 12-4 in Game 3 of the final stage of the Pacific League Climax Series on Friday night. With ...