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Buffaloes drawing record camp crowd amid recent run of success

MIYAZAKI – The Pacific League champion Orix Buffaloes have attracted a record number of spectators to their spring camp, backed by strong results in recent years and other efforts to boost their popularity. On Sunday, the former team of Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto had its largest-ever spring crowd of 29,196 and teamed up

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Triumphant Tigers and Buffaloes hold parades in Kobe and Osaka

Osaka – A total of about one million spectators attended multiple parades as the Hanshin Tigers and Orix Buffaloes each celebrated their championships in the streets of both Kobe and Osaka on Thursday. Earlier this month, the Central League champion Tigers defeated the Pacific League champion Buffaloes to win the first Japan Series between teams

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Buffaloes sign free agent outfielder Ryoma Nishikawa

OSAKA – The Orix Buffaloes on Wednesday announced the acquisition of outfielder Ryoma Nishikawa, who was second in the Central League with a .305 batting average for the Hiroshima Carp this year. The 28-year-old’s new contract is believed to be worth ¥1.2 billion ($8.04 million) or more for four years. Orix has been in search

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Buffaloes beat Tigers 5-1 to send Japan Series to Game 7

In what might have been his last game in Japanese pro baseball, Orix Buffaloes ace Yoshinobu Yamamoto threw a complete game Saturday to even the Japan Series at three games apiece in a 5-1 Game 6 win over the Hanshin Tigers and force a Game 7. Yamamoto, who hopes to move to Major League Baseball

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Tigers take 3-2 Japan Series lead after beating Buffaloes 6-2

Rookie Shota Morishita’s two-run triple keyed a six-run eighth-inning rally as the Hanshin Tigers beat the Orix Buffaloes 6-2 in Thursday’s Game 5 to lead the Japan Series three games to two. With one more win, the Central League champion Tigers will capture their first Japan Series title since 1985 and only their second pro

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