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CL Climax Series R2 G4: Giants beat the Dragons 6-2, advance to Nippon Series!

by on Oct.25, 2008 @ 6:43 am, under NPB

Tonight's starting pitchers

Yomiuri Giants
Hisanori Takahashi 高橋尚成

G   W   L   S  CG  Sho  BF    IP     H   HR  BB  HPB  SO   WP  BK  R   ER  ERA
23  8   5   0  0    0   518  122.0  127  16  30   5   94   2   0   63  56  4.13

Chunichi Dragons
Weiyin Chen

G   W   L   S  CG  Sho  BF    IP     H   HR  BB  HPB  SO   WP  BK  R   ER  ERA
39  7   6   0  1    1   474  114.2  101  7   33   5   107  5   0   40  37  2.90

Start Time: 18:00
The Giants lead the series 2-1-1.

NOTES: If the Giants win tonight, they will win the series.

7:41PM UPDATE: The Giants currently have a 2-0 lead over the Dragons in the bottom of the 5th. The Giants have runners on second and third with two outs.

7:50PM UPDATE: Woods just drilled a solo homer off the signs in left. The Giants now leads 2-1.

8:38PM UPDATE: Dragons are threatening in the 8th with runners on first and third and 1 out with Woods at the plate.

8:40PM UPDATE: Woah, Woods almost had himself a 3-run homer. The ball tailed just foul. It seems like this guy just feasts off Giants' pitchers.

8:41PM UPDATE: Sac fly for Woods. Give him an RBI! The score is now tied at 2.

8:51PM UPDATE: Ramirez just cranked out a 2-run shot to give the Giants a 2-run lead. He's now 2-for-4 with a double, homer, and 2 RBIs.

9:04PM UPDATE: Giants still threatening. Runners on second and third with one out in the bottom of the 8th.

9:05PM UPDATE: RBI single for Tsuruoka to give the Giants a 5-2 lead. Runners on first and third with Oomichi up to bat. Kroon is warming in the pen.

9:16PM UPDATE: The 8th inning is over, but not before the Giants scored another run to make it 6-2. Looks like it could be over for the Dragons.

9:20PM UPDATE: Kroon is in to pitch the top of the 9th. 4 runs should be more than enough for him (unless he's REALLY wild). Nakamura is up to bat first for the Dragons.

9:22PM UPDATE: Nakamura goes down swinging. Good first batter to face for Kroon. Ibata now batting.

9:24PM UPDATE: Ibata flies out for the second out of the inning. Giants need one more out to advance. The Giants dugout is getting a little restless, almost everyone is leaning over the railing. Tanishige is in the batter's box. 3-0 count.

9:27PM UPDATE: Tanishige walked but Kroon got Tatsunami to strike out.

Giants beat the Dragons 6-2 and advance to the Nippon Series!

Congrats to the Giants!

Game 1 of the Nippon Series is set to start on November 1st.