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Eagles hold on for win over Fighters

/ Aug 9, 2017

Eagles hold on for win over Fighters

Journeyman right-hander Yuya Kubo got a pair of big strikeouts to preserve the lead as the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles held off the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 6-5 on Wednesday night. With runners on second and third, the 37-year-old Kubo found an extra gear to ...

Sugano, home runs help Giants overwhelm Dragons

/ Aug 5, 2017

Sugano, home runs help Giants overwhelm Dragons

The Yomiuri Giants belted three home runs for the sixth straight game and Tomoyuki Sugano went eight innings as the Kyojin clobbered the Chunichi Dragons 8-2 on Saturday afternoon. Before 43,599 at Tokyo Dome, offseason free-agent acquisition Daikan Yoh hit his fourth homer in three ...

/ Aug 4, 2017

Orix signs Romero to three-year extension

The Orix Buffaloes have signed American outfielder Stefen Romero to a new three-year contract effective from next season, the Pacific League club announced Friday. The new deal carries an annual salary of $2.5 million, plus performance related bonuses. Romero joined the Buffaloes in November after three ...

Lions rout Eagles to extend win streak to 12

/ Aug 3, 2017

Lions rout Eagles to extend win streak to 12

Yusei Kikuchi overcame an awkward start to strike out 11 batters over eight innings as the Seibu Lions whipped the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 8-1, extending their win streak to 12 games. Before 20,355 at MetLife Dome, Kikuchi (11-4) stumbled covering first base on the ...

Carp edge Tigers behind Nomura

/ Aug 1, 2017

Carp edge Tigers behind Nomura

Yusuke Nomura allowed two runs over six innings on Tuesday as the Central League-leading Hiroshima Carp held off the second-place Hanshin Tigers 4-3. Nomura (7-4) got a three-run first inning lead as he cruised through the early innings before 31,269 at Mazda Stadium. "The Tigers beat ...