[5/14/2016] Hayato Sakamoto notched his ninth walk-off hit on May 13

Hayato Sakamoto hit a come-from-behind walk-off double in the twelfth inning against the Yakult Swallows at Tokyo Dome on May 13. It was the Yomiuri Giants’ first come-from-behind walk-off win in extra innings since March 31, 2013 against Hiroshima. It was Sakamoto’s ninth walk-off hit, first since August 20, 2015 against Hanshin. Of his eight prior walk-off hits, two provided come-from-behind victories: June 4, 2010 against Nippon Ham and August 1, 2015 against Chunichi. This was his first come-from-behind walk-off hit in extra innings.

Walk-off Hits – Yomiuri Giants

  Player JPN Player ENG Hits
1 王 貞治 Oh, Sadaharu 15
2 長嶋 茂雄 Nagashima, Shigeo 14
3 原 辰徳 Hara, Tatsunori 12
  阿部 慎之助 Abe, Shinnosuke 12
5 川上 哲治 Kawakami, Tetsuharu 11
6 坂本 勇人 Sakamoto, Hayato 9

Source: Nikkan Sports 5/14/2016, Sanspo 5/14/2016

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NPB Standings [Full]
G W L T
Hiroshima 143 88 51 4
Hanshin 143 78 61 4
Yokohama 143 73 65 5
Yomiuri 143 72 68 3
Chunichi 143 59 79 5
Yakult 143 45 96 2
G W L T
Softbank 143 94 49 0
Seibu 143 79 61 3
Rakuten 143 77 63 3
Orix 143 63 79 1
Nippon Ham 143 60 83 0
Lotte 143 54 87 2
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