Eagles pound Buffaloes

Sep 12, 2016

Eagles pound Buffaloes

Hiroaki Shimauchi drove in four runs and rookie shortstop Eigoro Mogi hit two solo homers to power the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles past the Orix Buffaloes 11-2 on Monday. At a rainy Kobo Miyagi Stadium, Shimauchi and Kazuya Fujita each hit a bases-loaded two-run ...

Nakagawa grand slam helps Eagles down Hawks

Sep 4, 2016

Nakagawa grand slam helps Eagles down Hawks

Taishi Nakagawa belted a first-inning grand slam and Wataru Karashima tossed seven shutout innings as the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles snapped their three-game losing streak with a 5-1 win on Sunday over the Pacific League-leading Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks. SoftBank’s Hiroki Yamada (1-1), pitching in ...

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 ...