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    

Ceremonial First Pitches

  • Game 1: Shosuke Tanihara (actor)
  • Game 2: Maya Nakanishi (Paralympic athlete)
  • Game 3: Motomi Kawamura (field hockey)

TV Ratings

First Stage

Best of Three
Yomiuri sweeps series, 2-0.

Date Time Gm Venue Away Score Home Attendance Time
10/13 Sat 18:00 1 Jingu Stadium Yomiuri
SP: Imamura
W: Uehara
Sv: S. Yamaguchi
4-1 Yakult
SP: Ogawa
L: Ogawa
30,735 3h6m
10/14 Sun 18:00 2 Jingu Stadium Yomiuri
SP: Sugano
W: Sugano
4-0 Yakult
SP: Hara
L: Hara
30,798 2h40m
10/15 Mon 18:00 3 Jingu Stadium Yomiuri
SP: Mercedes
SP: Takahashi
10/16 Tue 18:00 alt Jingu Stadium Yomiuri   Yakult    


  • Sugano tossed a no-hitter against Yakult on October 14. It was the first no-hitter in Climax Series history. He faced twenty-eight hitters, walked one (Tetsuto Yamada in the seventh inning), struck out seven, recorded fourteen fly ball and six ground ball outs. Going back to his last few starts of the regular season, Sugano has not allowed a run over forty-one consecutive innings. Source: Sponichi 10/14/2018, Sponichi 10/14/2018

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