Jun 17, 2015

Eagles catcher Shima sidelined with broken rib

Tohoku Rakuten catcher Motohiro Shima will be out four to six weeks with a broken left rib cage, the Eagles said Wednesday. Shima was behind the plate when he took a foul ball into the ribs during Saturday’s game against the Chunichi Dragons. He ...

Eagles win brings Tohoku bargains

Nov 4, 2013

Eagles win brings Tohoku bargains

Tohoku baseball fans flocked to special sales at department stores and other shops Monday to celebrate the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles’ first Japan Series championship. A day after the Eagles won the title in the club’s ninth year, about 1,000 people braved the rain ...

Lions rally past Eagles

Sep 24, 2013

Lions rally past Eagles

Shogo Akiyama and Takeya Nakamura hit back-to-back RBI singles as the Seibu Lions came from two runs down to beat rookie right-hander Takahiro Norimoto and the Pacific League-leading Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 4-3 on Tuesday night. Facing a 2-0 deficit in the eighth, Seibu ...