Tigers sign veteran right-hander Mendoza

/ Aug 31, 2017

Tigers sign veteran right-hander Mendoza

The Hanshin Tigers acquired Mexican right-hander Luis Mendoza on Thursday after claiming him on waivers. The 33-year-old Mendoza has played in Japan since 2014 with the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters. During that span, he is 27-36 with a 3.80 ERA for the Pacific League club. His ...

Arihara, Drake lead Fighters to win over Hawks

/ Aug 30, 2017

Arihara, Drake lead Fighters to win over Hawks

Kohei Arihara threw a four-hitter on Wednesday, pitching the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters to a 3-1 win over the Pacific League-leading Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks. Before 15,111 at Asahikawa Starffin Stadium in central Hokkaido, Arihara (7-11) allowed a run without issuing a walk. The right-hander needed ...

Fighters beat Hawks to snap losing streak

/ Aug 14, 2017

Fighters beat Hawks to snap losing streak

With their big guns struggling, the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters got big games from the backups on Monday, snapping a six-game losing streak with a 7-1 win over the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks. Before 35,961 at Kyocera Dome, Journeyman right-hander Toru Murata pitched out of a ...

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 ...

Hawks rally to beat up Fighters

/ Jul 31, 2017

Hawks rally to beat up Fighters

Seiji Uebayashi's third-inning, three-run homer brought the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks from behind in a 5-3 win over the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters on Monday evening. Before a crowd of 46,808, the largest announced at Tokyo Dome this season, the Hawks overturned a 3-0 deficit in ...