Fighters start strong, hold off Hawks

Aug 21, 2016

Fighters start strong, hold off Hawks

Shohei Otani went 3-for-5 and rookie Takayuki Kato worked six innings on Sunday as the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters beat the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 4-2 to salvage the final game of their three-game series. Kato (5-1) survived a first-inning scare when Akira Nakamura was ...

Otani homer helps lift Fighters over Eagles

Jul 20, 2016

Otani homer helps lift Fighters over Eagles

Shohei Otani blasted a three-run, tie-breaking home run and the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters pulled away to a 9-3 victory over the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles in the Pacific League on Wednesday afternoon. Before 12,294 at Hokkaido’s Obihiro-no-mori Stadium, the Fighters’ ace pitcher and ...

Otani homers as Fighters complete sweep of Hawks

Jul 3, 2016

Otani homers as Fighters complete sweep of Hawks

Ace pitcher Shohei Otani gave himself a first-inning lead with a leadoff homer and made it stand up for eight innings on Sunday to lead the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters to their 10th straight victory, a 2-0 win over the Pacific League champion Fukuoka ...

Fighters ace Otani sets new NPB speed record

Jun 5, 2016

Fighters ace Otani sets new NPB speed record

Slugging ace Shohei Otani hit a record 163 kph on his fastball, extended his hitting streak to 15 games and went the distance for the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters in a 6-2 interleague win over the Yomiuri Giants on Sunday. In front of a ...