The Dragons clinched a spot to the Climax Series tonight for the sixth consecutive season. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/16/2012
Kyosuke Takagi extended his scoreless appearances streak to twenty-two games and tied the CL rookie record set by Kentaro Kyuko (Yakult) in 2011. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/16/2012
The Giants decided to demote Michihiro Ogasawara because of his continued struggles at the plate -- in six games since his return to the active roster on September 11, he had just two hits in twenty trips to the plate. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/16/2012
Yokohama Bay Stars
Kiyoshi Nakahata was ejected from tonight's game against the Yakult Swallows when he argued an out call at third base in the 7th inning -- Yoshitomo Tsutsugo was called out on a sac bunt hit by Hichiro Morimoto. He also reportedly came into contact with the umpire -- he bumped chests.
Nakahata was once ejected in 1994 when he was a coach in the Yomiuri Giants' organization.