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/ Sep 20, 2017

Life-sized Otani figure sold on first day

The Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters sold a one-of-a-kind, life-sized figure of Shohei Otani on Wednesday, the same day it was put on sale, the team said. The unique offering was priced at ¥1,111,111 (roughly $9,986) — a figure derived from Otani's uniform No. 11, and ...

Fukura to remain as Orix manager

/ Sep 20, 2017

Fukura to remain as Orix manager

Junichi Fukura has accepted the Orix Buffaloes' request that he stay on as manager for 2018, the 57-year-old said Wednesday. It will be the third full season in charge for Fukura, who was promoted from head coach to the Pacific League club's interim manager during ...

Dragons hammer playoff-chasing Giants

/ Sep 19, 2017

Dragons hammer playoff-chasing Giants

Shinnosuke Ogasawara allowed two runs over the distance, while his Dragons teammates had a field day as Chunichi knocked the Yomiuri Giants out of third place on Tuesday, winning 10-2. Ogasawara (5-6) scattered seven hits and four walks in a 151-pitch effort. The lefty struck ...