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.