Hawks stage late rally to beat Fighters

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Sep 20, 2018

Hawks stage late rally to beat Fighters

The Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks broke an eighth-inning tie to claim a 9-7 win against the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters in the only Pacific League game on Thursday. Fukuoka's Akira Nakamura delivered a run-scoring single in the eighth to put his team ahead 8-7. Hawks starter Shota ...

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Apr 15, 2017

Hawks' Takeda out with shoulder pain

The Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks deactivated right-hander Shota Takeda on Friday due to shoulder inflammation, while announcing that Venezuelan setup man Robert Suarez has had Tommy John surgery. Takeda's deactivation comes three days after veteran lefty Tsuyoshi Wada was deactivated with stiffness in his elbow. The ...

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Apr 14, 2017

Hawks pitcher Takeda deactivated

Right-hander Shota Takeda was deactivated by the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks on Friday due to concerns over his shoulder. The move comes three days after veteran lefty Tsuyoshi Wada was deactivated with stiffness in his elbow. The 24-year-old Takeda has not worked past the sixth inning ...