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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 ...

Hawks rally past Buffaloes

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Oct 5, 2018

Hawks rally past Buffaloes

Right-hander Kodai Senga pitched seven innings and Shuhei Fukuda drove in the go-ahead run as the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks came from behind to beat the Orix Buffaloes 6-4 on Friday. The loss at sold-out Kyocera Dome was Orix's final regular-season game, and the team's last ...

Hawks score six in ninth to soar past Buffaloes

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Aug 19, 2018

Hawks score six in ninth to soar past Buffaloes

Kenta Imamiya equalized early and later drove in the go-ahead runs that sparked a ninth-inning charge as the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks rallied for an 8-4 win over the Orix Buffaloes. Making his third career start, SoftBank rookie Kotaro Otake retired his first two batters at ...