The Yakult Swallows overcame a ten-run lead against the Chunichi Dragons tonight by scoring two runs in the seventh, eight runs in the eighth, and a walk-off home run in the tenth. They are the first team to overcome a ten-run deficit since Kintetsu beat Lotte 11-10 on August 24, 1997 after being down 10-0 after two innings. They scored one run in the third, one run in the fourth, four runs in the fifth, three runs in the seventh, one run in the ninth, and one run in the twelfth.
The last team to overcome a ten-run deficit in the Central League was Shochiku against Taiyo on May 19, 1951. They were down 12-2 after six innings and scored three in the seventh, five in the eighth, and three in the ninth to win the game 13-12.
The only other team to overcome a ten-run deficit was the Taiyo Robbins on October 2, 1949 against the Daiei Stars. They were down 10-0 after three innings and scored three runs in the sixth, four in the seventh, three in the eighth, and one in the ninth. They won the game 11-10.