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[6/22/2014] Yomiuri Giants clinch first place finish during Inter-league play

by on Jun.22, 2014 @ 6:15 pm, under NPB

The Yomiuri Giants beat the Softbank Hawks today, 10-5, and clinched their first Inter-league championship since 2012.  The Giants joined the Hawks in 2008 and the Buffaloes in 2010 as the only teams to win the championship in their last game of the Inter-league season.  This was also the first time the Inter-league champion was decided in a game that could have gone either way with both teams involved.

Source: Daily Sports 6/22/2014

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Inter-league Champions

Year Team W L T
2005 Lotte 24 11 1
2006 Lotte 23 13 0
2007 Nippon Ham 18 5 1
2008 Softbank 15 9 0
2009 Softbank 18 5 1
2010 Orix 16 8 0
2011 Softbank 18 4 2
2012 Yomiuri 17 7 0
2013 Softbank 15 8 1
2014 Yomiuri 16 8 0