Eagles' Norimoto throws three-hit shutout

Sep 19, 2014

Eagles' Norimoto throws three-hit shutout

Right-hander Takahiro Norimoto kept the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles’ slim Pacific League playoff hopes going on Friday with a 1-0 shutout victory over the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters. A day after manager Senichi Hoshino announced he would leave the team due to poor results, ...

Eagles manager Hoshino to step down at season's end

Sep 18, 2014

Eagles manager Hoshino to step down at season's end

Senichi Hoshino, who managed the Tohoku Rakuten Eagles to the franchise’s first Japan Series title last season, announced Thursday that he would resign at the end of the current season. Speaking before the club’s game against the Chiba Lotte Marines at Kobo Stadium, the ...

Norimoto displays dominant form against Buffaloes

Aug 24, 2014

Norimoto displays dominant form against Buffaloes

Takahiro Norimoto threw eight shutout innings on Saturday as the cellar-dwelling Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles beat the pennant-contending Orix Buffaloes 2-0. Before 24,593 at Kyocera Dome, Norimoto (11-8), the Pacific League’s 2013 Rookie of the Year, allowed three hits, walked three batters and hit ...

Eagles skipper Hoshino returns to team

Jul 24, 2014

Eagles skipper Hoshino returns to team

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles manager Senichi Hoshino was back in uniform on Thursday for the first time in two months after having surgery. Hoshino, 67, took a leave of absence from the club in May and has since had surgery to repair a herniated ...

Jun 17, 2014

Eagles manager Hoshino starts physical rehab

The Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles announced Tuesday that manager Senichi Hoshino has begun his rehabilitation following back surgery. Hoshino has been on a leave of absence since May 26. The team did not disclose when the surgery took place. The 67-year-old suffers from a ...

Sakamoto, Giants rally past Eagles in ninth

Jun 15, 2014

Sakamoto, Giants rally past Eagles in ninth

Hayato Sakamoto singled in two runs in the ninth inning as the Yomiuri Giants came from behind to beat the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 3-2 in interleague play on Sunday afternoon. Rakuten right-hander Takahiro Norimoto (7-4), who had been a key part of the ...

Sugano holds Eagles to three hits in stellar outing

Jun 14, 2014

Sugano holds Eagles to three hits in stellar outing

Tomoyuki Sugano worked 7-1/3 scoreless innings to earn his eighth victory on Saturday as the Yomiuri Giants held on to beat the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 3-1 in an interleague rematch of last year’s Japan Series contestants. Yoshiyuki Kamei’s ground RBI single broke a ...