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Fighters beat Hawks to snap losing streak

/ Aug 14, 2017

Fighters beat Hawks to snap losing streak

With their big guns struggling, the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters got big games from the backups on Monday, snapping a six-game losing streak with a 7-1 win over the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks. Before 35,961 at Kyocera Dome, Journeyman right-hander Toru Murata pitched out of a ...

Giants star Abe reaches 2,000-hit milestone

/ Aug 13, 2017

Giants star Abe reaches 2,000-hit milestone

Shinnosuke Abe, a key member on seven pennant-winning Yomiuri Giants teams and the Central League's 2012 MVP, reached Japan's iconic 2,000-hit milestone on Sunday. Now a first baseman, the 38-year-old Abe was the Giants' catcher from his rookie year in 2001 until 2014. He is ...

Karashima pitches Eagles to win over Buffaloes

/ Aug 13, 2017

Karashima pitches Eagles to win over Buffaloes

Wataru Karashima pitched into the seventh inning as the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles got past the Orix Buffaloes 4-2 in the Pacific League on Sunday afternoon. Karashima (8-5) allowed two runs on four hits. Locating his fastball and throwing his changeup for effect, the lefty ...