The Hawks will begin taking advance orders for Climax Series tickets beginning on 10/22. More information can be found at the official team site.
Yusei Kikuchi's next start will likely come on the 21st against the Nippon Ham Fighters (Sapporo Dome).
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Tadahito Iguchi was held out of the starting line-up on Thursday because of lower back / hip pain (tightness). Iguchi is expected to be back in the starting line-up on Friday.
Shogo Akada has 3 walk-off hits this season, all coming off the Rakuten Eagles (7/5, 8/9, and 9/15).
Mitsutaka Goto extended his hitting streak to 26 games Thursday night. That's good for a 5th place tie with Art Lopez (1968) on the PL all-time list. It's also good for sole possession of 4th on the franchise list, behind Yutaka Fukumoto's 30-game hitting streak from 1977.