October 20, 2017 vs Rakuten at YafuOku Dome – Uchikawa homered in his third straight Climax Series game and joined Sho Nakata (2014, Final Stage, first three games) as the only players in Climax Series history to hit home runs in three consecutive games.
Uchikawa pushed his Climax Series hit total to forty, which is good for a second place tie with Shinnosuke Abe on the all-time list. Kazuhiro Wada holds the record with forty-six. Uchikawa also pushed his Climax Series RBI total to twenty-one, also good for second on the all-time list, behind Wada’s twenty-four.
October 21, 2017 vs Rakuten at YafuOku Dome – Uchikawa homered in his fourth straight game and tied Sho Nakata’s record for home runs in consecutive Climax Series games. Uchikawa is the first player to record all four home runs during one Climax Series stage. Nakata hit one home run during the last game of the First Stage and three home runs during the next three games in the Final Stage.
Uchikawa’s Climax Series RBI total now sits at twenty-two.
Relationships and Family
February 13 – Uchikawa’s wife gave birth to the couple’s third child, a boy weighing 3,718 grams, at a hospital in Fukuoka.