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If the Giants lose to Softbank on Saturday, they can still clinch first if:(This scenario no longer applicable since Softbank won on Thursday) Orix loses against Yakult on Saturday Softbank loses both games, or loses one and ties the other, against Yakult on Thursday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