Buffaloes ace Chihiro Kaneko to become free agent

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Nov 28, 2018

Buffaloes ace Chihiro Kaneko to become free agent

Orix Buffaloes right-hander Chihiro Kaneko, who won every postseason award on offer for a pitcher in 2014, will be released, the Pacific League club revealed Wednesday. Kaneko won the PL's MVP Award and the Sawamura Award as Japan's most impressive starting pitcher in 2014. He ...

Buffaloes hurler Kaneko tosses two-hit shutout

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Apr 14, 2017

Buffaloes hurler Kaneko tosses two-hit shutout

Orix ace Chihiro Kaneko threw a two-hit shutout on Friday as the surprising Buffaloes opened their weekend series with a 9-0 victory over the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks. Kaneko (2-0) struck out five without issuing a walk. The right-hander didn't allow a hit until the Buffaloes ...

Buffaloes complete sweep of Hawks

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Aug 11, 2016

Buffaloes complete sweep of Hawks

The Orix Buffaloes completed a three-game sweep of the Pacific League-leading Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks on Thursday, claiming a 4-3 comeback victory to earn their first four-game win streak of the season. Chihiro Kaneko (6-6), the 2014 PL MVP, allowed two runs on five hits and ...