The Hiroshima Carp blanked the Chunichi Dragons 2-0 and secured the last spot in the Central League Climax Series. This will be Hiroshima's first third place or better finish in sixteen years. For the Dragons, it will be their first bottom three finish since 2001.
The Chiba Lotte Marines could not take advantage of another Rakuten walk-off loss to Seibu and dropped their game to the Nippon Ham Fighters, 10-7. The Eagles' magic number dropped to two.