Ichiro moves closer to Rose's iconic mark

Jun 8, 2016

Ichiro moves closer to Rose's iconic mark

Ichiro Suzuki went 2-for-5 in the Miami Marlins’ 11-inning, 6-4 loss against the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday to reach 4,246 hits over his career in the United States and Japan. The major league record for hits is 4,256, held by Pete Rose. Ichiro singled ...

Marines keep playoff hopes alive

Oct 3, 2015

Marines keep playoff hopes alive

Yuta Omine allowed just three hits in seven innings to set the Chiba Lotte Marines up for a crucial 2-0 win over the last-place Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles on Saturday afternoon. Needing to win two of their remaining four games to secure the Pacific ...

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 ...

Nov 7, 2014

Pacific League releases 2015 schedule

The Japan Series champion Fukuoka Softbank Hawks will open their 2015 season at home on March 27, according to the Pacific League, which announced the dates and venues for next season on Friday. With both leagues opening on the same day, the Hawks will ...

2013 Pacific League Preview

Mar 29, 2013

2013 Pacific League Preview

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The sky is the limit for the Hawks, who will be looking to claim their third pennant in four seasons. Softbank lost captain Hiroki Kokubo to retirement, but replaced him with Bryan LaHair, a 30-year-old infielder who was an All-Star last season for the ...