Tag Archive: 2018 Climax Series

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[10/21/2018] Softbank Hawks to take on Hiroshima Carp at Nippon Series

The Softbank Hawks beat the Seibu Lions tonight, 6-5, and won the Final Stage of the Climax Series. They will advance to the Nippon Series for the eighteenth time in franchise history and face the Hiroshima Carp. The Hawks are the first non-first-place-team in the Pacific League to advance to the Nippon Series since Lotte in 2010.

The Hawks celebrated their victory by going through 3000 bottles of beer, four barrels of sake, sixty bottles of sake, and 480 bottles of cola in about twenty minutes. (Tokyo Sports 10/21/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/21/2018, Sponichi 10/21/2018)

Yuki Yanagita was named MVP of the series.

The Nippon Series will start on October 27 at Mazda Stadium.

Softbank Nippon Series History

  • Appearances: 1951, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1959, 1961, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1973, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018
  • Championships: 1959, 1964, 1999, 2003, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2017
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HIR

[10/19/2018] Hiroshima advances to 2018 Nippon Series

The Hiroshima Carp completed a sweep by defeating the Yomiuri Giants at Mazda Stadium tonight by the score of 5-1. The Carp will advance to their first Nippon Series in two years.

Ryosuke Kikuchi was named MVP of the series.

The Nippon Series will start on October 27.

Hiroshima Nippon Series History

  • Appearances: 1975, 1979, 1980, 1984, 1986, 1991, 2016, 2018
  • Championships: 1979, 1980, 1984
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2018 Central League Climax Series Schedule and Results

Final Stage

Best of Seven (Hiroshima has one game advantage)
Hiroshima sweeps series, 4-0.

Date Time Gm Venue Away Score Home Attendance Time
10/17 Wed 18:00 1 Mazda Stadium Yomiuri
SP: Mercedes
L: Mercedes
1-6 Hiroshima
SP: Osera
W: Osera
31,311 3h7m
10/18 Thu 18:00 2 Mazda Stadium Yomiuri
SP: Taguchi
L: Hatake
1-4 Hiroshima
SP: Johnson
W: Johnson
Sv: Nakazaki
31,356 2h36
10/19 Fri 18:00 3 Mazda Stadium Yomiuri
SP: Imamura
L: Imamura
1-5 Hiroshima
SP: Kuri
W: Kuri
Sv: Franzua
31,371 3h2m
10/20 Sat 13:30 4 Mazda Stadium Yomiuri   Hiroshima    
10/21 Sun 13:30 5 Mazda Stadium Yomiuri   Hiroshima    
10/22 Mon 18:00 6 Mazda Stadium Yomiuri   Hiroshima    
10/23 Tue 18:00 alt Mazda Stadium Yomiuri   Hiroshima    
10/24 Wed 18:00 alt Mazda Stadium Yomiuri   Hiroshima    

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2018 Pacific League Climax Series Schedule and Results

Final Stage

Best of Seven (Seibu has one game advantage)
Softbank wins series, 4-2.

Date Time Gm Venue Away Score Home Attendance Time
10/17 Wed 18:00 1 MetLife Dome Softbank
SP: van den Hurk
W: van den Hurk
10-4 Seibu
SP: Kikuchi
L: Kikuchi
31,961 3h25m
10/18 Thu 18:00 2 MetLife Dome Softbank
SP: Miranda
L: Miranda
5-13 Seibu
SP: Tawata
W: Tawata
31,106 3h30m
10/19 Fri 18:00 3 MetLife Dome Softbank
SP: Senga
W: Senga
15-4 Seibu
SP: Enokida
L: Enokida
31,238 3h30m
10/20 Sat 14:00 4 MetLife Dome Softbank
SP: Higashihama
W: Takeda
8-4 Seibu
SP: Imai
L: Imai
32,170 3h31m
10/21 Sun 13:00 5 MetLife Dome Softbank
SP: Takahashi
W: Ishikawa
Sv: Mori
6-5 Seibu
SP: Wolfe
L:Wolfe
31,532 3h26m
10/22 Mon 18:00 6 MetLife Dome Softbank   Seibu    
10/23 Tue 18:00 alt MetLife Dome Softbank   Seibu    
10/24 Wed 18:00 alt MetLife Dome Softbank   Seibu    

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HAM

[10/9/2018] Pacific League Climax Series First Stage Public Viewing

The Nippon Ham Fighters announced that they will open up Kamagaya Stadium for public viewings on October 13, 14, and 15. Admission will be free.

Source: Nippon Ham 10/9/2018

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2018 Pacific League Climax Series Schedule

Schedule

Date Match-up Venue Time
10/13 Sat Climax Series – First Stage (Softbank vs Nippon Ham) YafuOku Dome 13:00
10/14 Sun Climax Series – First Stage (Softbank vs Nippon Ham) YafuOku Dome 13:00
10/15 Mon Climax Series – First Stage (Softbank vs Nippon Ham) YafuOku Dome 18:00
10/16 Tue Alternate YafuOku Dome 18:00
10/17 Wed Climax Series – Final Stage (Seibu vs First Stage Winner) MetLife Dome 18:00
10/18 Thu Climax Series – Final Stage (Seibu vs First Stage Winner) MetLife Dome 18:00
10/19 Fri Climax Series – Final Stage (Seibu vs First Stage Winner) MetLife Dome 18:00
10/20 Sat Climax Series – Final Stage (Seibu vs First Stage Winner) MetLife Dome 14:00
10/21 Sun Climax Series – Final Stage (Seibu vs First Stage Winner) MetLife Dome 13:00
10/22 Mon Climax Series – Final Stage (Seibu vs First Stage Winner) MetLife Dome 18:00
10/23 Tue Alternate MetLife Dome 18:00
10/24 Wed Alternate MetLife Dome 18:00
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[9/27/2018] Pacific League Climax Series teams set

The Nippon Ham Fighters clinched a spot in the 2018 Climax Series with their 2-1 victory over the Orix Buffaloes and the Chiba Lotte Marines 9-0 loss to the Rakuten Eagles. The Softbank Hawks and Seibu Lions have already secured tickets to the Climax Series.

Source: Daily Sports 9/27/2018

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2018 Central League Climax Series Schedule

Schedule

Date Match-up Venue Time
10/13 Sat Climax Series – First Stage (Yakult vs Yomiuri) Jingu Stadium 18:00
10/14 Sun Climax Series – First Stage (Yakult vs Yomiuri) Jingu Stadium 18:00
10/15 Mon Climax Series – First Stage (Yakult vs Yomiuri) Jingu Stadium 18:00
10/16 Tue Alternate Jingu Stadium 18:00
10/17 Wed Climax Series – Final Stage (Hiroshima vs First Stage Winner) Mazda Stadium 18:00
10/18 Thu Climax Series – Final Stage (Hiroshima vs First Stage Winner) Mazda Stadium 18:00
10/19 Fri Climax Series – Final Stage (Hiroshima vs First Stage Winner) Mazda Stadium 18:00
10/20 Sat Climax Series – Final Stage (Hiroshima vs First Stage Winner) Mazda Stadium 13:30
10/21 Sun Climax Series – Final Stage (Hiroshima vs First Stage Winner) Mazda Stadium 13:30
10/22 Mon Climax Series – Final Stage (Hiroshima vs First Stage Winner) Mazda Stadium 18:00
10/23 Tue Alternate Mazda Stadium 18:00
10/24 Wed Alternate Mazda Stadium 18:00
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NPB Standings [Full]
G W L T
Hiroshima 143 88 51 4
Hanshin 143 78 61 4
Yokohama 143 73 65 5
Yomiuri 143 72 68 3
Chunichi 143 59 79 5
Yakult 143 45 96 2
G W L T
Softbank 143 94 49 0
Seibu 143 79 61 3
Rakuten 143 77 63 3
Orix 143 63 79 1
Nippon Ham 143 60 83 0
Lotte 143 54 87 2
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