Diamond Vision

Keeping an eye on college, international and amateur baseball.

  • Calendar

    October 2006
    M T W T F S S
  • Links

Chunichi Clinches Central

Posted by Paulie Danger on October 10, 2006

Tyrone Woods’ 12th inning grand slam clinches the Central League pennant for the Chunichi Dragons. Kosuke Fukudome drove in the tie-breaking run in the top of the 12th to give the Dragons a 4-3 lead over the Giants. Woods’ grand slam, his 46th homer of the season, gave Chunichi the 9-3 win. The Dragons, who haven’t won a Japan Series since 1954, will meet the winner of the Nippon Ham v. Softbank series for the championship.

In a late season throw-away game, the Swallows and Carp combine for 37 hits in a wild 13-8 decision for Yakult. Hiroshima starter Shinjiro Kojima (0-2) caught a nasty case of whiplash giving up 7 runs in four innings and change as the Swallows hung a 10 spot on 11 hits in the fifth. Yakult lefty Kazuhisa Ishii (11-7) put on his kevlar helmet and managed to scrape out the win.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: