Giants snap 11-game losing streak against Hawks

Japanese Baseball May 30, 2021

Giants snap 11-game losing streak against Hawks

Justin Smoak homered and drove in three runs to lift the defending Central League champion Yomiuri Giants past the Pacific League's Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 4-3 on Sunday in interleague action. Smoak singled in two first-inning runs off Tsuyoshi Wada (3-3), and after Kazuma Okamoto broke ...

Hawks to play behind closed doors during state of emergency

Japanese Baseball May 18, 2021

Hawks to play behind closed doors during state of emergency

The Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks will play their home games behind closed doors while Fukuoka Prefecture remains under a state of emergency to curb coronavirus infections, the Pacific League club said Tuesday. The reigning Japan Series champions have decided to shut spectators out of Fukuoka's PayPay ...