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    

Notes

  • Uebayashi (Softbank) tied/set two Climax Series records: six extra-base hits during one series (new record), ten RBI during one series (tie record). Source: Sanspo 10/21/2018
  • Uebayashi (Softbank) drove in six on October 18 and tied the NPB playoff record. He was also a double short of a cycle (Fo2, HR9 three RBI, 1B8 one RBI, 3B8/9 two RBI, G4, F4). Source: Nikkan Sports 10/19/2018
  • Kuriyama (Seibu) recorded six RBI on October 18 and tied an NPB playoff record also held by Yutaka Ohashi (1973, PL Playoff, Game 4) and Michihiro Ogasawara (2008, CL CS Stage 2, Game 2). Source: Sponichi 10/19/2018

Public Viewing

  • The Softbank Hawks announced on October 20 that they are going to open YafuOku Dome for a public viewing of Game 5. Admission will be free. Source: Softbank 10/20/2018

Ceremonial First Pitches

  • Game 1: Yuki Abe (soccer)

First Stage

Best of Three
Softbank wins the series, 2-1.

Date Time Gm Venue Away Score Home Attendance Time
10/13 Sat 13:00 1 YafuOku Dome Nippon Ham
SP: Uwasawa
L: Uwasawa
3-8 Softbank
SP: Miranda
W: Takeda
35,301 3h35m
10/14 Sun 13:00 2 YafuOku Dome Nippon Ham
SP: Martinez
W: Martinez
Sv: N. Ishikawa
4-2 Softbank
SP: Senga
L: Kajiya
38,125 3h32m
10/15 Mon 18:00 3 YafuOku Dome Nippon Ham
SP: Sugiura
L: Sugiura
2-5 Softbank
SP: Higashihama
W: Ishikawa
Sv: Mori
34,794 3h46
10/16 Tue 18:00 alt YafuOku Dome Nippon Ham   Softbank    

Notes

  • The Hawks blasted five homers (all solo home runs) on October 15 and tied a Climax Series record. Source: Daily Sports 10/15/2018

Ceremonial First Pitches

  • Game 1: Akira Nishino (soccer)

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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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