Fukura to remain as Orix manager

/ Sep 20, 2017

Fukura to remain as Orix manager

Junichi Fukura has accepted the Orix Buffaloes' request that he stay on as manager for 2018, the 57-year-old said Wednesday. It will be the third full season in charge for Fukura, who was promoted from head coach to the Pacific League club's interim manager during ...

Karashima pitches Eagles to win over Buffaloes

/ Aug 13, 2017

Karashima pitches Eagles to win over Buffaloes

Wataru Karashima pitched into the seventh inning as the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles got past the Orix Buffaloes 4-2 in the Pacific League on Sunday afternoon. Karashima (8-5) allowed two runs on four hits. Locating his fastball and throwing his changeup for effect, the lefty ...

/ Aug 4, 2017

Orix signs Romero to three-year extension

The Orix Buffaloes have signed American outfielder Stefen Romero to a new three-year contract effective from next season, the Pacific League club announced Friday. The new deal carries an annual salary of $2.5 million, plus performance related bonuses. Romero joined the Buffaloes in November after three ...

Hijirisawa lifts Eagles over Buffaloes

/ Jul 30, 2017

Hijirisawa lifts Eagles over Buffaloes

Ryo Hijirisawa hit a two-run double in the ninth inning as Tohoku Rakuten came from behind to defeat the Orix Buffaloes 4-3 on Sunday, maintaining the Eagles' lead in the Pacific League standings by virtue of winning percentage. Eagles starter Yoshinao Kamata was sent to ...

Eagles salvage tie on Orix miscues

/ Jun 26, 2017

Eagles salvage tie on Orix miscues

Kazuo Matsui delivered off the bench for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles, singling in the tying run in the ninth inning, and finishing the game at shortstop in a 4-4, 12-inning tie on Monday night. On a rare Monday night game, a good crowd of ...

Koyano, Romero lift Buffaloes over BayStars

/ Jun 19, 2017

Koyano, Romero lift Buffaloes over BayStars

Eiichi Koyano and Stefen Romero provided the firepower on Monday as the Orix Buffaloes closed out interleague play with a 7-4 win over the Yokohama BayStars. Trailing 4-0 at Yokohama Stadium after the Central League's BayStars roughed up ace Chihiro Kaneko over 5⅔ innings, Koyano ...