[9/28/2016] Nippon Ham Fighters take first in the PL

The Nippon Ham Fighters beat the Seibu Lions at Seibu Prince Dome 1-0 and secured first place in the Pacific League.

Shohei Otani started the game for the Fighters and picked up the sixth shutout of his career and first of the season. He gave up one hit, one walk, and struck out fifteen.

Hideki Kuriyama was tossed into the air eight times. Masaru Takeda three times.

[UPDATE 9/29 @ 2:02am]

Nippon Ham will celebrate their pennant win with a three-day championship sale. The sale will begin on September 29 and will cover eight products, including Irodori Kitchen Roasted Ham, Schau Essen, and Ishigama Kobo Margherita Pizza. The sale will take place at supermarkets and department stores all across Japan.

Additional items, include roast beef and ham, will go on sale at twenty-eight of their stores located in department stores in Japan.

Source: Sponichi 9/28/2016

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NPB Standings [Full]
G W L T
Hiroshima 49 29 19 1
Hanshin 46 27 19 0
Yomiuri 47 23 24 0
Yokohama 48 22 24 2
Yakult 47 20 27 0
Chunichi 49 19 27 3
G W L T
Rakuten 42 30 12 0
Softbank 49 30 19 0
Seibu 45 25 19 1
Nippon Ham 46 19 27 0
Orix 46 19 27 0
Lotte 48 14 33 1
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