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[9/24/2013] 2013 Farm Championships: Softbank (Western League) vs Yakult (Eastern League)

by on Sep.24, 2013 @ 7:27 pm, under NPB

The Softbank Hawks clinched first in the Western League today when the Hiroshima (second place) - Chunichi (fifth place) game ended in a 1-1 tie.  For the Hawks, it was their eighth Eastern League pennant (second in as many years).

The Yakult Swallows also clinched first today by beating the Rakuten Eagles 6-5 in extra innings.  This was the Swallows' first Eastern League pennant in five years (sixth overall).

The two teams will meet at the 2013 Farm Championships on October 5 at Sun Marine Stadium Miyazaki.  The Swallows will be the home team.