[7/8/2016] Sky Perfect Sayonara Award for June

Central League

Seiya Suzuki, Hiroshima (First Time)

June 18 against Orix at Mazda Stadium. Down 3-1 in the bottom of the ninth inning. Runners on first and third and one out. Suzuki hit a walk-off, come-from-behind, three-run home run to left. The Carp held a 1-0 lead into the sixth inning, but starter Akitake Okada gave up two runs in the seventh on three hits and a walk. Reliever Takeru Imamura allowed another run to score in the top of the ninth to give Orix a 3-1. This was Suzuki’s second walk-off home run in as many days. He became the tenth player in NPB history to record walk-off home runs in consecutive games.

Pacific League

Brandon Laird, Nippon Ham (Second Time)

June 10 against Hanshin at Sapporo Dome. Down 4-3 in the bottom of the ninth inning. Runner on first and no out. Laird hit a walk-off, come-from-behind, two-run home run to left. The Fighters were down 2-0 in the top of the fifth, but took a 3-2 lead by scoring runs in the fifth, sixth, and seventh innings. The Tiger reclaimed the lead with a two-run eighth.

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NPB Standings [Full]
G W L T
Hiroshima 143 89 52 2
Yomiuri 143 71 69 3
Yokohama 143 69 71 3
Hanshin 143 64 76 3
Yakult 143 64 78 1
Chunichi 143 58 82 3
G W L T
Nippon Ham 143 87 53 3
Softbank 143 83 54 6
Lotte 143 72 68 3
Seibu 143 64 76 3
Rakuten 143 62 78 3
Orix 143 57 83 3
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