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[10/8/2013] Climax Series: Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Rakuten Eagles, Chiba Lotte Marines

by on Oct.09, 2013 @ 1:50 am, under NPB

Pacific League

Seibu beat Lotte tonight and will end the season in second.  They will play host to Lotte in the First Stage of the Climax Series.

Yomiuri Giants

The Giants announced that Japanese Olympic Committee president Tsunekazu Takeda will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Game 1 of the Final Stage of the Climax Series.  Yukari Miyake (Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Band) will sing the national anthem.

Source: official announcement

Hanshin Tigers

If the Tigers make it to the Final Stage of the Climax Series, the first two starters could be Jason Standridge and Daiki Enokida.

Source: Daily Sports 10/8/2013

Hiroshima Carp

The Carp are scheduled to play two practice games against games against Industrial League team JFE Nishi Nihon (8th and 10th) in preparation for the First Stage of the Climax Series.

Source: Daily Sports 10/8/2013

Bryan Bullington started Tuesday's game and gave up a run on eight hits over four innings of work.  Kan Otake relieved Bullington and tossed three shutout innings and gave up one hit.

Kila Ka'aihue went 3-for-3 with a three-run home run and four RBI.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/8/2013, Daily Sports 10/8/2013

Bullington and Otake are currently expected to start Games 2 and 3 of the First Stage of the Climax Series.  However, after Tuesday, the Carp have not ruled out the possibility of flip-flopping the pitchers.

Source: Sports Hochi 10/8/2013

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Fans will need to obtain an entry ticket if they want access to the stadium during the First Stage of the Climax Series.  Tickets will be free and limited to 12,000 per game.  Tickets will be available at tickets counters on the first base side at Mazda Stadium, Chugoku Shimbun headquarters, and local TV stations beginning on the 9th at 1:00pm.

Source: Daily Sports 10/8/2013, official announcement

Rakuten Eagles

Senichi Hoshino confirmed to reporters on Monday that Masahiro Tanaka is currently scheduled to start Game 1 of the Final Stage of the Climax Series.

Source: Daily Sports 10/8/2013

Chiba Lotte Marines

The Marines were estimating about 200 million in revenue per First Stage Climax Series game played at QVC Marine.  Since they finished in third, they will have now have to spend money (transportation and lodgings).

Source: Sanspo 10/8/2013