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Hawks hit six homers during rout of Fighters

/ Aug 12, 2018

Hawks hit six homers during rout of Fighters

Yuki Matsumoto earned his first win of the season behind a six-home run barrage as the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks beat the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 11-5 on Sunday afternoon. The Hawks, third in the Pacific League, improved their record against the second-place Fighters this season ...

/ Aug 10, 2018

NPB warns umpires who lost track of count

Five NPB umpires received severe warnings Friday for losing track of the count in an at-bat the day before. With one out and none on in the bottom of the third, home-plate umpire Chikara Tsugawa lost track of the count. He failed to send Hiroshima ...

Swallows' Tetsuto Yamada wins sixth monthly MVP award

/ Aug 8, 2018

Swallows' Tetsuto Yamada wins sixth monthly MVP award

Tokyo Yakult Swallows second baseman Tetsuto Yamada has won his sixth monthly MVP award after leading Japan in batting average, runs scored, stolen bases and on-base percentage in July, Nippon Professional Baseball announced Wednesday. The 26-year-old posted a .425 batting average and set a team ...

Kenya Wakatsuki leads Buffaloes past Hawks

/ Aug 5, 2018

Kenya Wakatsuki leads Buffaloes past Hawks

Kenya Wakatsuki unloaded the bases with one swing, powering the Orix Buffaloes to a 6-4 win over the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks on Sunday afternoon. With two outs in the top of the fourth inning at Yafuoku Dome after Ryo Nishimura's bases-loaded single tied the game ...