Oct 10, 2016

Hawks rule Wada out of Climax Series final stage

Deactivated Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks lefty Tsuyoshi Wada is set to miss the Pacific League Climax Series final stage from Wednesday against the league champion Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters. Wada, who led the league with 15 wins and also on a .750 winning percentage, was ...

Hawks rally past Marines to wrap up series

Oct 9, 2016

Hawks rally past Marines to wrap up series

The Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks came from behind for the second straight day Sunday to defeat the Chiba Lotte Marines 4-1 and win the best-of-three first stage of the Pacific League Climax Series. The Hawks, who finished in second place in the PL this season, ...

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, ...