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[6/19/2014] Inter-league: Yomiuri, Orix, Softbank still have a chance to take Inter-league crown

by on Jun.20, 2014 @ 2:37 am, under NPB

The Yomiuri Giants, Orix Buffaloes, and Softbank Hawks still have a chance to take the Inter-league crown.  Of the three teams, Yomiuri has a shot at clinching the crown on Saturday.

Nikkan Sports posted scenarios for what needs to happen for the Giants to win the Inter-league on the 21st.

  • If the Giants beat Softbank on Saturday, they'll clinch first place
  • If the Giants game against Softbank on Saturday ends in a tie, they can still clinch first if:
    • Orix either ties or loses to Yakult on Saturday
    • Softbank does not sweep the Swallows on Thursday and Friday
  • If the Giants lose to Softbank on Saturday, they can still clinch first if: (This scenario no longer applicable since Softbank won on Thursday)
    • Orix loses against Yakult on Saturday
    • Softbank loses both games, or loses one and ties the other, against Yakult on Thursday and Friday

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/19/2014