The Hanshin Tigers blanked the Yakult Swallows 2-0 today and clinched one of the two remaining spots to the CL Climax Series. The Swallows were eliminated from post-season play with the loss.
The Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, and Yokohama Bay Stars are still battling it out for the last Climax Series spot. Hiroshima can clinch the final spot on the 25th, if they win two in a row against the Chunichi Dragons. Additionally, Yokohama could be eliminated from post-season play on Tuesday if they lose their game against the Tigers and Hiroshima beats Chunichi.