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NPB Roundup – 9/22: Short and sweet

by on Sep.23, 2008 @ 1:22 am, under NPB

I missed out on posting an update yesterday because I was a bit pre-occupied with a few other things on my plate right now. But I still wanted to provide a quit update on how things turned out yesterday for the NPB.

Both the Giants and Tigers won their games yesterday. The Giants beat the Carp 9-1 and the Tigers beat the Bay Stars 3-2. So the two teams remain in a deadlock of first. The Dragons beat the Swallows 7-0, so the Dragons and Carp are now deadlocked for the third spot in the Climax Series.

Over in the PL, Iwakuma won his 20th game of the season against the Seibu Lions (6-1). The Buffaloes beat the Marines 5-1 and the Softbank Hawks were blanked by the Fighters 9-0.

Here are the standings as of this morning:

Code:
CENTRAL LEAGUE
                   W   L   T  WPCT  GB
Hanshin Tigers     77  53  1  .592  -
Yomiuri Giants     77  53  2  .592  -
Chunichi Dragons   64  64  5  .500  12
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Hiroshima Carp     64  64  4  .500  12
Yakult Swallows    58  67  3  .464  16.5
Yokohama Bay Stars 43  84  1  .339  32.5

PACIFIC LEAGUE
                   W   L   T  WPCT  GB
Seibu Lions        75  57  4  .568  --
Orix Buffaloes     71  65  1  .522  6
Ham Fighters       68  68  2  .500  9
-----------------------------------------
Lotte Marines      67  68  1  .496  9.5
Softbank Hawks     61  70  3  .466  13.5
Rakuten Eagles     58  70  3  .453  15