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.