Tag Archive: Climax Series

[9/29/2016] 2016 Central League Climax Series Schedule

First Stage

Date Time Venue Match-up
10/08 Sat 14:00 Tokyo Dome Yokohama Bay Stars vs Yomiuri Giants
10/09 Sun 14:00 Tokyo Dome Yokohama Bay Stars vs Yomiuri Giants
10/10 Mon 14:00 Tokyo Dome Yokohama Bay Stars vs Yomiuri Giants
10/11 Tue 18:00 Tokyo Dome Alternate Date

Final Stage

Date Time Venue Match-up
10/12 Wed 18:00 Mazda Stadium Climax Series First Stage Winner vs Hiroshima Carp
10/13 Thu 18:00 Mazda Stadium Climax Series First Stage Winner vs Hiroshima Carp
10/14 Fri 18:00 Mazda Stadium Climax Series First Stage Winner vs Hiroshima Carp
10/15 Sat 13:30 Mazda Stadium Climax Series First Stage Winner vs Hiroshima Carp
10/16 Sun 13:30 Mazda Stadium Climax Series First Stage Winner vs Hiroshima Carp
10/17 Mon 18:00 Mazda Stadium Climax Series First Stage Winner vs Hiroshima Carp
10/18 Tue 18:00 Mazda Stadium Alternate Date
10/19 Wed 18:00 Mazda Stadium Alternate Date
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[9/29/2016] 2016 Pacific League Climax Series Schedule

First Stage

Date Time Venue Match-up
10/08 Sat 13:00 YafuOku Dome Chiba Lotte Marines vs Softbank Hawks
10/09 Sun 13:00 YafuOku Dome Chiba Lotte Marines vs Softbank Hawks
10/10 Mon 13:00 YafuOku Dome Chiba Lotte Marines vs Softbank Hawks
10/11 Tue 18:00 YafuOku Dome Alternate Date

Final Stage

Date Time Venue Match-up
10/12 Wed 18:00 Sapporo Dome Climax Series First Stage Winner vs Nippon Ham Fighters
10/13 Thu 18:00 Sapporo Dome Climax Series First Stage Winner vs Nippon Ham Fighters
10/14 Fri 18:00 Sapporo Dome Climax Series First Stage Winner vs Nippon Ham Fighters
10/15 Sat 14:00 Sapporo Dome Climax Series First Stage Winner vs Nippon Ham Fighters
10/16 Sun 14:00 Sapporo Dome Climax Series First Stage Winner vs Nippon Ham Fighters
10/17 Mon 18:00 Sapporo Dome Climax Series First Stage Winner vs Nippon Ham Fighters
10/18 Tue 18:00 Sapporo Dome Alternate Date
10/19 Wed 18:00 Sapporo Dome Alternate Date
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[9/24/2016] Softbank, Nippon Ham, Lotte to play in Climax Series

Softbank and Nippon Ham secured spots to the Climax Series on September 9. Lotte took the last spot with their 4-3 win over Orix today.

Orix was eliminated from the Climax Series on September 13, Seibu on September 21, and Rakuten today (September 24).

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[9/20/2016] Central League Climax Series First Stage start times

The NPB released start times for the First Stage of the Central League Climax Series today.

Date Time Venue Match-up
10/08 Sat 14:00 Tokyo Dome Yomiuri Second Place Finish
    14:00 Yokohama Stadium Yokohama Second Place Finish
10/09 Sun 14:00 Tokyo Dome Yomiuri Second Place Finish
    14:00 Yokohama Stadium Yokohama Second Place Finish
10/10 Mon 14:00 Tokyo Dome Yomiuri Second Place Finish
    14:00 Yokohama Stadium Yokohama Second Place Finish
10/11 Tue 18:00 Tokyo Dome Alternate Date: Yomiuri Second Place Finish
    18:00 Yokohama Stadium Alternate Date: Yokohama Second Place Finish

Source: NPB announcement

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[9/19/2016] Yokohama Bay Stars clinch last remaining playoff spot

The Yokohama Bay Stars beat the Hiroshima Carp today, 3-1, and clinched their first ever ticket to the Climax Series.

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[9/18/2016] Central League standings taking shape

The Yomiuri Giants secured a ticket to the Climax Series when the Yakult Swallows lost their game to the Chunichi Dragons, 8-1, on Sunday.

The Chunichi Dragons (eliminated on September 16) and Hanshin Tigers (eliminated on September 17) are no longer in the running.

The Yokohama Bay Stars could clinch the last remaining ticket with a win or tie over the Hiroshima Carp at Yokohama Stadium on September 19.

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[9/18/2016] Hiroshima Carp possible Climax Series starting rotation

Possible Climax Series starting rotation for the Hiroshima Carp, according to Sponichi.

  GS W L IP H HR SO BB R ER ERA WHIP
Kris Johnson 25 15 6 173.1 148 9 139 48 48 41 2.13 1.13
Yusuke Nomura 24 15 3 146.2 136 11 89 36 50 46 2.82 1.17
Hiroki Kuroda 23 9 8 144.2 146 14 95 30 53 51 3.17 1.22
Akitake Okada 15 4 3 84.1 86 6 53 25 34 30 3.20 1.32
Bradin Hagens 6 2 3 31.2 28 0 11 19 17 13 3.69 1.48

Stats through September 17, do not include relief appearances.

Source: Sponichi 9/18/2016

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[9/12/2016] Central League Climax Series Final Stage start times

The NPB released start times for the Final Stage of the Central League Climax Series today. Start times for the First Stage of the Climax Series will be released once the teams are determined.

Date Time Venue Match-up
10/12 Wed 18:00 Mazda Stadium Climax Series First Stage Winner vs Hiroshima Carp
10/13 Thu 18:00 Mazda Stadium Climax Series First Stage Winner vs Hiroshima Carp
10/14 Fri 18:00 Mazda Stadium Climax Series First Stage Winner vs Hiroshima Carp
10/15 Sat 13:30 Mazda Stadium Climax Series First Stage Winner vs Hiroshima Carp
10/16 Sun 13:30 Mazda Stadium Climax Series First Stage Winner vs Hiroshima Carp
10/17 Mon 18:00 Mazda Stadium Climax Series First Stage Winner vs Hiroshima Carp
10/18 Tue 18:00 Mazda Stadium Alternate Date
10/19 Wed 18:00 Mazda Stadium Alternate Date

Source: NPB announcement

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[8/30/2016] Nippon Tsuun named Pacific League Climax Series sponsor

Nippon Tsuun and the Pacific League announced on August 29 that they reached a sponsorship agreement for the 2016 Pacific League Climax Series. A joint logo will appear on helmets and billboards during the Pacific League Climax Series.

Official Name: 2016 Nippon Tsuun Climax Series Pa

Start Dates:

  • First Stage: October 8 (Sat)
  • Final Stage: October 12 (Wed)

Source: Nippon Tsuun announcement

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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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