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Buffaloes pitcher Shunpeita Yamashita will be one of the hurlers trying to fill the void left by the departure of ace Yoshinobu Yamamoto.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Mar 28, 2024
Pacific League pennant set to be tight race as Buffaloes chase dynasty in 2024
The Buffaloes path to a fourth straight title is fraught with peril as the Hawks gather their forces for a renewed push for the PL crown.
Yuki Matsui said the presence of Yu Darvish was a big factor in his decision to join the Padres.
Jan 10, 2024
Matsui says Darvish was a big factor in Padres choice
At a news conference, Matsui also vowed to help his team beat Shohei Ohtani's Los Angeles Dodgers in the race for the National League West title.
Japanese left-handed reliever Yuki Matsui is nearing a multiyear agreement with the San Diego Padres, MLB.com reported Tuesday, citing a source.
Dec 20, 2023
Reliever Matsui close to agreement with Padres, report says
The 28-year-old has recorded 236 saves with a 2.40 ERA in 10 seasons, all with the Rakuten Golden Eagles of the Pacific League.
Fans watch the Rakuten Eagles' season-opening game against the Lotte Marines on March 25, 2022, at Rakuten Seimei Park Miyagi in Sendai.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Dec 1, 2023
Star pitcher Tanaka apologizes for not stopping bullying
In a post on social media site X, the 35-year-old Tanaka said he should done more to exert a positive influence inside the clubhouse.
Masayuki Morii, president of the Pacific League's Rakuten Eagles, speaks at a new conference in Sendai on Thursday.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Dec 1, 2023
Eagles to release pitcher Anraku over workplace abuse
Multiple Eagles players said they testified to the team regarding the 27-year-old's abusive behavior toward a number of younger players.
Yuki Matsui has recorded 236 saves with a 2.40 ERA in 10 seasons, all with the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles.
Nov 9, 2023
Eagles closer Yuki Matsui set to test MLB free agent market
The 28-year-old has recorded 236 saves with a 2.40 ERA in 10 seasons, all with the Sendai-based club.
Toshiaki Imae is one of the candidates to manage the Eagles next season.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Oct 13, 2023
Toshiaki Imae among candidates to become Eagles' next manager
Imae spent the last four seasons of his 18-year career with the Sendai-based Eagles.
The Eagles' Yuki Matsui has 236 career NPB saves.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Oct 12, 2023
Eagles closer Yuki Matsui interested in MLB move
Matsui is apparently open to offers both in Japan and overseas.
Hisanori Yasuda (right) returns to the Lotte bench after his fourth-inning solo home run against Rakuten in Sendai on Tuesday.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Oct 11, 2023
Marines clinch playoffs and eliminate Eagles in do-or-die game
Marines skipper Masato Yoshii credited his players for maintaining their focus down the stretch of a tough playoff race.
Hawks pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada (right) celebrates after picking up the win against the Eagles in Fukuoka on Tuesday.
Oct 4, 2023
Veteran Tsuyoshi Wada leads Hawks past Eagles to brink of playoffs
The loss leaves the Eagles a half-game back from the third and final playoff berth.
Hawks starter Tomohisa Ozeki pitches against the Eagles at Fukuoka's PayPay Dome on Monday.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Oct 3, 2023
Tomohisa Ozeki tosses five-plus shutout innings as Hawks blank Eagles
SoftBank and Rakuten are both fighting for spots in the Pacific League's Climax Series.
The Eagles' Tomohiro Anraku pitches against the Buffaloes in Sendai on Thursday.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Sep 29, 2023
Eagles top Buffaloes to move into third place in Pacific League
The win lifted Rakuten into third place, a half-game ahead of the Chiba Lotte Marines.
The Eagles' Hiroaki Shimauchi has helped key the team's second-half resurgence.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / NPB NOTEBOOK
Sep 25, 2023
Pacific League playoff race set for frantic finish
Three Pacific League teams are fighting for two playoff spots as the season nears its conclusion.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Jul 13, 2023
Hiroto Kobukata lifts Eagles to win over Fighters with ninth-inning single
Hiroto Kobukata singled in the go-ahead run in the top of the ninth inning as the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles beat the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 3-2 to extend their winning streak to eight games on Thursday.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Jul 10, 2023
Masaru Fujii and Hideto Asamura boost Eagles to fifth straight win
Asamura is now tied for the PL home run lead with young Fighters slugger Chusei Mannami.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Jul 5, 2023
Yuma Tongu homers twice and gets 6 RBIs as Orix regains PL lead
Following his first-inning grand slam, Tongu went deep again off former New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka in the fourth.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / Sac Bunts
Jun 26, 2023
Pacific League trio already facing critical juncture in playoff race
It might be a long summer for fans of teams at the bottom of the Pacific League.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Jun 22, 2023
Hiroto Takahashi leads Dragons to win over Eagles in NPB's interleague finale
Hiroto Takahashi allowed two runs, none earned, over 6⅔ innings to pick up the win as the Central League's Chunichi Dragons completed this year's interleague session with a 5-2 victory over the Pacific League's Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Apr 28, 2023
Ryoya Kurihara hits grand slam to power Hawks to victory over Eagles
'We had the best outcome,' Kurihara said. 'Mori-san was pitching really well, so everyone on the team wanted to get him a win.'
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Apr 20, 2023
Frank Schwindel leads Buffaloes to win with three-hit night in debut
'I didn't even know I was playing today,' Schwindel said. 'And the manager told me I was in there, so that was a good decision by him.'


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