Fighters, Swallows authorize four-player trade

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Dec 11, 2018

Fighters, Swallows authorize four-player trade

The Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters and Tokyo Yakult Swallows have agreed to a four-player deal, the two NPB teams announced Tuesday. The Fighters, in need of relief pitchers, sent right-hander Hirotoshi Takanashi and infielder Kengo Ota in exchange for right-hander Ryo Akiyoshi and infielder Ryota ...

Takanashi, Otani propel Fighters past Lions

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Sep 8, 2017

Takanashi, Otani propel Fighters past Lions

Hirotoshi Takanashi pitched into the eighth inning and Shohei Otani homered twice as the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters punished the Seibu Lions 9-2 on Friday night. Through seven innings, Takanashi (5-7) was in stellar form, allowing just two hits while striking out nine, putting a ...

Fighters squeeze past Carp

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Jun 8, 2016

Fighters squeeze past Carp

Rookie right-hander Hirotoshi Takanashi earned a win in his first start of the season as Hokkaido Nippon Ham squeezed in two runs in a 4-2 come-from-behind interleague victory over the Hiroshima Carp on Wednesday. Given the chance to start after 23 games in relief, Takanashi ...