Jul 29, 2016

Eagles release struggling pitcher Ray

The Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles announced Friday they have terminated right-hander Kenny Ray’s contract and placed him on waivers. The 41-year-old was 0-2 with a 7.27 ERA in four starts this season in his third year with the Pacific League club. Ray was 0-1 ...

Wheeler goes deep as Eagles pound Hawks

Jul 27, 2016

Wheeler goes deep as Eagles pound Hawks

Zelous Wheeler celebrated a big day for his family with two hits and three RBIs to help carry the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles to a 6-2 win over the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks on Wednesday evening. Wheeler’s 19th home run of the season, a two-run ...

Jul 21, 2016

Eagles acquire former Cardinals farmhand Peguero

The Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles announced on Thursday that they have signed minor league slugger Carlos Peguero to a one-year contract worth ¥25 million. The left-handed hitting Peguero batted .283 with five home runs in 44 games with the Memphis Redbirds, the St. Louis ...

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 ...

Sakamoto lifts Giants to victory over Eagles

Jun 16, 2016

Sakamoto lifts Giants to victory over Eagles

Hayato Sakamoto brought the Yomiuri Giants from behind for the third time on Thursday night with a two-run, eighth-inning homer in a 10-7 interleague win over the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles. Trailing by a run in the bottom of eighth before 44,925 at Tokyo ...

Giants snap five-game skid

Jun 15, 2016

Giants snap five-game skid

Shuichi Murata hit a two-out, walk-off single in the ninth inning as the Yomiuri Giants snapped their five-game skid with a 3-2 win over the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles on Wednesday in interleague action. Yomiuri led in the third through a two-run shot from ...

Otani ignites Fighters with bat, arm against Eagles

May 29, 2016

Otani ignites Fighters with bat, arm against Eagles

Slugging ace pitcher Shohei Otani had three hits, while allowing a run in seven innings for the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters in a 12-3 whipping of the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles in the Pacific League on Sunday afternoon. Getting a jump on the interleague ...

Fighters cruise as Otani blanks Eagles

May 22, 2016

Fighters cruise as Otani blanks Eagles

Shohei Otani threw six shutout innings to claim his second win of the season as the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters defeated the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 8-0 on Sunday in the Pacific League. The 21-year-old, who threw two 162 kph pitches in his last ...

May 19, 2016

Eagles catcher Shima sidelined with broken hand

The Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles deactivated catcher Motohiro Shima on Thursday due to a broken bone in his left hand. Shima was hit with a foul tip on Wednesday in the first inning of the Eagles’ 10-2 loss to the Orix Buffaloes and was ...