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[1/29/2018] Preliminary 2018 Central League Climax Series Schedule

The Central League released the preliminary schedule for the 2018 Climax Series. The league considered options to address scheduling issues from last year (weather forced the league to play the second game of the First Stage in horrible conditions), but unanimously agreed to keep the schedule as-is.

First Stage

  • Game 1 – October 13 (Sat)
  • Game 2 – October 14 (Sun)
  • Game 3 – October 15 (Mon)
  • Alternate – October 16 (Tue)

Final Stage

  • Game 1 – October 17 (Wed)
  • Game 2 – October 18 (Thu)
  • Game 3 – October 19 (Fri)
  • Game 4 – October 20 (Sat)
  • Game 5 – October 21 (Sun)
  • Game 6 – October 22 (Mon)
  • Alternate – October 23 (Tue)
  • Alternate – October 24 (Wed)

Source: NPB 1/29/2018, Sports Hochi 1/29/2018

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[10/24/2017] Yokohama Bay Stars to take on Softbank Hawks at Nippon Series

The Yokohama Bay Stars beat the Hiroshima Carp at Mazda Stadium tonight, 9-3. The win gave Yokohama the necessary four wins to advance to their third Nippon Series, first since 1998.

Jose Lopez went 11-for-33 with a home run and seven RBI in eight games and won the Climax Series MVP.

The Bay Stars prepared about 3,000 bottles of beer for their celebrations. Nikkan Sports 10/25/2017

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[Climax Series] Yokohama Bay Stars 9 – Hiroshima Carp 3 (October 24, 2017)

Yokohama Bay Stars vs Hiroshima Carp @ Mazda Stadium – 18:00
Starters: Ishida, Kenta (YOK) 6-6, 3.40 – Nomura, Yusuke (HIR) 9-5, 2.78

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Yokohama 0 1 2 1 2 0 1 2 0 9 16 0
Hiroshima 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 9 1

Attendance: 31230 | Time: 3h39m

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[Climax Series] Yokohama Bay Stars 4 – Hiroshima Carp 3 (October 23, 2017)

Yokohama Bay Stars vs Hiroshima Carp @ Mazda Stadium – 18:00
Starters: Imanaga, Shota (YOK) 11-7, 2.98 – Yabuta, Kazuki (HIR) 15-3, 2.58

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Yokohama 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 4 8 0
Hiroshima 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 0

Attendance: 31311 | Time: 3h26m

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[10/22/2017] Softbank Hawks advance to Nippon Series

The Softbank Hawks beat the Rakuten Eagles at YafuOku Dome 7-0 today and took the Final Stage of the Climax Series, 4-2. The Hawks will advance to the Nippon Series for the seventeenth time in franchise history, and first time since 2015. The Hawks are the first Pacific League team to make the Nippon Series after losing the first two games of the Final Stage.

Kimiyasu Kudo was tossed into the air seven times; Seiichi Uchikawa five times. Uchikawa was presented with the Climax Series MVP. He went 7-for-18 with seven RBI and hit home runs in four straight Final Stage games.

[UPDATE 10/22 @ 10:04pm]

The Hawks prepared 3,000 bottles of beer, 480 cans of cola, four barrels of sake, and sixty bottles of sake for their post-game celebration.

Source: Tokyo Sports 10/22/2017, Sponichi 10/22/2017

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[Climax Series] Rakuten Eagles 0 – Softbank Hawks 7 (October 22, 2017)

Rakuten Eagles vs Softbank Hawks @ Fukuoka Yahuoku! DOME – 13:00
Starters: Mima, Manabu (RAK) – Takeda, Shota (SOF)

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Rakuten 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Softbank 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 X 7 11 0

Attendance: 35387 | Time: 2h41m

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[Climax Series] YOKOHAMA DeNA BAYSTARS vs Hiroshima Toyo Carp (October 22, 2017) – CANCELED

Yokohama Bay Stars vs Hiroshima Carp @ Mazda Stadium – 13:30
Starters: Imanaga, Shota (YOK) 11-7, 2.98 – Osera, Daichi (HIR) 10-2, 3.65

Canceled due to a typhoon. The schedule has been pushed back another day.

Source: Hiroshima 10/22/2017

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[Climax Series] Rakuten Eagles 3 – Softbank Hawks 4 (October 21, 2017)

Rakuten Eagles vs Softbank Hawks @ Fukuoka Yahuoku! DOME – 13:00
Starters: Kishi, Takayuki (RAK) 8-10, 2.76 – van den Hurk, Rick (SOF) 13-7, 3.24

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Rakuten 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 5 0
Softbank 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 X 4 8 0

Attendance: 37455 | Time: 3h21m

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[Climax Series] YOKOHAMA DeNA BAYSTARS vs Hiroshima Toyo Carp (October 21, 2017) – CANCELED

Yokohama Bay Stars vs Hiroshima Carp @ Mazda Stadium – 13:30
Starters: Imanaga, Shota (YOK) 11-7, 2.98 – Osera, Daichi (HIR) 10-2, 3.65

Canceled due to rain at 12:30pm. The entire Final Stage schedule will be pushed back by one day.

Source: Hiroshima 10/21/2017

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[Climax Series] Rakuten Eagles 5 – Softbank Hawks 7 (October 20, 2017)

Rakuten Eagles vs Softbank Hawks @ Fukuoka Yahuoku! DOME – 18:00
Starters: Norimoto, Takahiro (RAK) 15-7, 2.57 – Wada, Tsuyoshi (SOF) 4-0, 2.49

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Rakuten 1 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 5 10 0
Softbank 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 2 X 7 10 0

Attendance: 35333 | Time: 3h16m

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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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