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[10/7/2013] Climax Series: PL Race for 2nd/3rd, Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp

by on Oct.08, 2013 @ 1:35 am, under NPB

Pacific League

With Lotte losing against Orix on Monday, Seibu can clinch second with either a win a or tie against Lotte on Tuesday.  Lotte must beat Seibu in order to take second place.

Source: Sponichi 10/7/2013

Yomiuri Giants

Tatsunori Hara spoke to reporters on Sunday and said that the batting order was more or less set, other than the two and eight hitters.

Source: Sponichi 10/7/2013

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Everyday Ichi-gun players will get playing time in two Phoenix League games on the 12th and 13th in preparation for the Final Stage of the Climax Series.

Source: Daily Sports 10/7/2013

Hanshin Tigers

The rotation for the First Stage of the Climax Series will most likely be Randy Messenger, Atsushi Nomi, and Shintaro Fujinami.

Source: Sponichi 10/7/2013, Nikkan Sports 10/7/2013, Nikkan Sports 10/7/2013

Hiroshima Carp

The Carp are planning to open Mazda Stadium to 12,000 fans for the First Stage of the Climax Series.  The games will be shown on the big screen in center.  Admission will be free.

Source: Sports Hochi 10/7/2013, Daily Sports 10/7/2013

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Players will get the chance to play in a practice game against an Industrial League team on Tuesday.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/7/2013