[9/7/2016] Hiroshima Carp making preparations for a celebration

The Hiroshima Carp have prepared 4,800 500-milliliter bottles of beer at Mazda Stadium in case they clinch first place during their current homestand. The Yakult Swallows prepared 1,000 and Softbank 3,000 last year. Hanshin and Rakuten prepared 5,000 in 2005 and 2013, respectively.

If the Carp clinch at Mazda Stadium (September 8), they will celebrate in an indoor parking lot under the concourse area on the first base side. They are also planning to hold a press conference on the field in front of fans.

The team will travel to Tokyo on September 9 ahead of a two-game series against the Yomiuri Giants at Tokyo Dome (September 10, 11). If they clinch on September 9, they will hold a celebration at their hotel in Tokyo after practices.

The Carp have also prepared about 30,000 Central League Championship t-shirts that will go on sale at team shops the day after they clinch first.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/6/2016, Nikkan Sports 9/6/2016, Sponichi 9/6/2016, Sanspo 9/6/2016

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NPB Standings [Full]
G W L T
Hiroshima 87 54 31 2
Hanshin 83 45 38 0
Yokohama 86 44 39 3
Yomiuri 86 40 45 1
Chunichi 88 39 46 3
Yakult 86 28 56 2
G W L T
Rakuten 79 53 25 1
Softbank 87 57 30 0
Seibu 83 44 37 2
Orix 83 38 44 1
Nippon Ham 86 32 54 0
Lotte 84 27 56 1
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