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Sky Perfect’s Walk-off Award: August 2015

by on Sep.09, 2015 @ 7:58 pm, under NPB

The Central League and Pacific League announced the winners of Sky Perfect's Walk-off Award for August.

Hayato Sakamoto, Yomiuri Giants

August 1 vs Chunichi at Nagoya Dome. Down 4-3 in the bottom of the 9th. Bases loaded, one out. Sakamoto hit a double to left-center to give the Giants a walk-off 5-4 victory. Yomiuri managed to tie the game at two when Shinnosuke Abe and Seiji Kobayashi hit solo home runs in the bottom of the 6th, but quickly gave up the lead by giving up two more runs in the top of the 7th. Yasuyuki Kataoka made it 4-3 in the top of the 9th with an RBI single to left, just before Sakamoto's at bat.

Yuki Yanagita, Softbank Hawks

August 11 vs Orix at YafuOku Dome [Pa-League TV]. Down 6-4 in the bottom of the 9th. Runners on first and second and two out. Yanagita blasted a 1-1 pitch over the fence in right-center for a walk-off three-run home run. The Hawks started the inning down by four runs. Akira Nakamura shortened the lead to two runs with a two-out, bases loaded, two-run single to left. That set the table for Yanagita.