[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 91 58 31 2
Yokohama 90 47 40 3
Hanshin 87 46 41 0
Yomiuri 90 41 48 1
Chunichi 92 39 50 3
Yakult 90 31 57 2
G W L T
Rakuten 83 56 26 1
Softbank 91 59 32 0
Seibu 88 49 37 2
Orix 88 38 49 1
Nippon Ham 90 33 57 0
Lotte 88 29 58 1
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