Marines keep playoff hopes alive

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Oct 3, 2015

Marines keep playoff hopes alive

Yuta Omine allowed just three hits in seven innings to set the Chiba Lotte Marines up for a crucial 2-0 win over the last-place Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles on Saturday afternoon. Needing to win two of their remaining four games to secure the Pacific League's ...

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Nov 7, 2014

Pacific League releases 2015 schedule

The Japan Series champion Fukuoka Softbank Hawks will open their 2015 season at home on March 27, according to the Pacific League, which announced the dates and venues for next season on Friday. With both leagues opening on the same day, the Hawks will host ...

2013 Pacific League Preview

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Mar 29, 2013

2013 Pacific League Preview

by Jason Coskrey

The sky is the limit for the Hawks, who will be looking to claim their third pennant in four seasons. Softbank lost captain Hiroki Kokubo to retirement, but replaced him with Bryan LaHair, a 30-year-old infielder who was an All-Star last season for the ...