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[10/11/2018] SMBC Nippon Series 2018 Details

Game Date Stadium
1 10/27 Sat Central League Home Field
2 10/28 Sun Central League Home Field
Travel 10/29 Mon  
3 10/30 Tue Pacific League Home Field
4 10/31 Wed Pacific League Home Field
5 11/01 Thu Pacific League Home Field
Travel 11/02 Fri  
6 11/03 Sat Central League Home Field
7 11/04 Sun Central League Home Field

Notes

  • Best of seven (first to win four games)
  • Innings will be limited to twelve through game 7. There will be no limit on innings if additional games are needed.
  • Schedule adjustments in the case of postponements
    • Game 1, 2 postponements – games will be played at the Game 1, 2 stadium and the schedule will shift with a travel date between Games 2 and 3 and no travel date between Games 5 and 6.
    • Game 3 and on postponements – games will be played at the respective stadiums and the schedule will shift with no travel date between Games 5 and 6.
    • If there are extenuating circumstances, travel dates will be scheduled between Games 2 and 3 and Games 5 and 6. (This rule will be used if Hiroshima and Nippon Ham make it to the Nippon Series.)
  • If there are ties and Game 7 ends without a winner, a Game 8 will be scheduled at the Game 7 stadium. If a Game 9 is needed, a travel date will be added and the game will be played at the Game 5 stadium.
  • Designated hitters will be used at Pacific League home games.
  • Six umpires will work each game.

Potential Game Times

  • Hiroshima: Games 1, 2, 6, 7 – 18:30
  • Yakult: Games 1, 2, 6, 7 – 18:00
  • Yomiuri: Games 1, 2, 6, 7 – 18:10
  • Seibu: Games 3, 4, 5 – 18:30
  • Softbank: Games 3, 4, 5 – 18:30
  • Nippon Ham: Games 3, 4, 5 – 18:30

Tickets

  • Lawson advance tickets: October 16 (Tue) at 10:00 – October 18 (Thu) at 23:00
  • Advance tickets: October 17 (Wed) at 10:00 – October 20 (Sat) at 18:00
  • Regular tickets: October 25 (Thu) at 10:00

Source: NPB

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[9/11/2018] SMBC Nippon Series 2018

The NPB announced today that Mitsui Sumitomo Ginko (Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation) will sponsor the Nippon Series this year. The bank has been a series sponsor since 2014.

  • SMBC Nippon Series 2018
    • Game 1 – October 27 (Sat)
    • Game 2 – October 28 (Sun)
    • Game 3 – October 29 (Tue)
    • Game 4 – October 30 (Wed)
    • Game 5 – November 1 (Thu)
    • Game 6 – November 3 (Sat)
    • Game 7 – November 4 (Sun)

Source: NPB 9/11/2018

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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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