Norimoto, Amador lift Eagles to win over Marines

Baseball / Japanese Baseball May 10, 2017

Norimoto, Amador lift Eagles to win over Marines

Takahiro Norimoto threw a five-hit shutout and Japhet Amador hit a first-inning grand slam as the Pacific League-leading Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles defeated the Chiba Lotte Marines 5-0 on Wednesday. Norimoto (4-1) earned his third straight win after striking out 12, reaching double-digits for a ...

Norimoto strikes out 12 as Eagles slay Lions

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Apr 1, 2016

Norimoto strikes out 12 as Eagles slay Lions

Two-time Pacific League strikeout leader Takahiro Norimoto continued amassing whiffs on Friday, when he struck out 12 over eight innings in the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles' 4-2 win over the Seibu Lions. Norimoto (2-0), who brought his best fastball to the game, allowed two runs ...

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Dec 9, 2015

Norimoto likely to get ball for Rakuten in 2016 opener

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles manager Masataka Nashida on Wednesday indicated he will pin his hopes on Takahiro Norimoto for next season's opening game against the Japan Series champion Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks. It will make the 25-year-old Norimoto the first NPB pitcher to start four consecutive ...

Eagles hurler Norimoto dominates Lions

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Sep 14, 2015

Eagles hurler Norimoto dominates Lions

Takahiro Norimoto struck out 11, using his forkball effectively over seven shutout innings as the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles blanked the Seibu Lions 3-0 on Monday night. Zealous Wheeler hit a two-run homer with two outs in the fourth inning to put Rakuten in the ...