2024 SEASON IN THE CENTRAL LEAGUE

Modified on May 27, 2024

May
The Giants Togo pitched a no hitter game and the team defeated the Tigers on May 24. The Tigers won the next, while the Giants won the 3rd. The Carp beat the BayStars in all 3 games from May 24. The Swallows won the first against the Dragons, but had a shut out lost in the next 2.

On May 21, the Carp defeated the Tigers on Shota Suekene's 3 run home run. The Tigers won the next 2 days. The Giants tied with the Dragons on May 21, and lost the next day. The BayStars Keita Sano homered to support his team's win over the Swallows. The BayStars went on to win the next on Yoshitomo Tsutsugo's 2 run, and the 3rd too.

The Tigers faced the Swallows from May 17, lost the first, won the next 2 to keep first place. The Carp defeated the Giants in all 3 games. On May 17 the BayStars Toshiro Miyazaki hit in a game winning run against the Dragons, then won the next game on Hayate Nakagawa's home run. But lost the 3rd game.

From May 14,the Tigers faced the Dragons, lost the first to Takaya Ishikawa's RBIs, but won the next 2 and surged to first place. The Giants won on Kishida's home run on May 14, then on Yoshitomo Maru's 2 run the next day against the BayStars. The Carp and the Swallows won a game each.

The Tigers from May 10 won the first game on Sheldon Neuse's RBI, lost the next to Yoshitomo Tsutsugo and Shugo Maki's home runs, and won a shut out win on Hiroto Saiki's hurling over the distance. The Giants won the first 2 games against the Swallows, which included in the 2nd game 2 homers by Kazuma Okamoto. The Swallows won the 3rd with RBIs by Domingo Santana. The Carp and the Dragons won a game each.

Rainy days forced some games to be cancelled from May 6. The Giants and the Dragons played all 3 games. The Giants won 2. The Tigers lost 2 games to the Carp. The BayStars returnee, Yoshitomo Tsutsugo blasted a 3 run home run to defeat the Swallows. The Swallows won the 2nd game.

The Giants faced the Tigers from May 3. The Giants won the first game on Hayato Sakamoto's RBI and Kazuma Okamoto's 2 run home run. The Giants won the next game in the 10th inning on Naoki Yoshikawa's RBI. The Tigers clinched the 3rd game with a 3 run home run by Koji Chikamoto. The Dragons and the Swallows won a game each and tied. The BayStar defeated the Carp in 2 of 3 games.

On May 1, the Swallows blasted with homers by Jose Osuna and Muetaka Murakami. The Tigers tied with the Carp in an 11 inning game. The BayStars clobbers the Dragons starter Hideki Wakui and won.

Standing as of May 27
1.Hanshin Tigers
2.Hiroshima Toyo Carp
3.Yomiuri Giants
4.Chunichi Dragons
5.Yokohama Dena BayStars
6.Yakult Swallows

April
From Apr 29 the Swallows overwhelmed the Giants starting with a home run by Tetsuto Yamada. The Dragon and the BayStars won a game each. The Tigers beat the Tigers on Apr 30.

The Tigers faced the Swallows from Apr 26, and won 2 of 3 games. The Giants took on the BayStars, lost the first to a grand slam by Ryuki Watarai, but won the next 2. The Carp and the Dragons played 2 games, the Carp won the first, they tied in the second.

The Tigers tied with the BayStars on Apr 23, won the next. The The Dragons lost 2 of 3 games against the Giants. On Apr 24, the Giants clinched the game on Hayato Sakamoto's 3 run home run.The Carp beat the Swallows on Apr 23, but lost on Apr 25 to Domingo Santana's home run.

The Tigers faced the Dragons from Apr 19, bet them in 3 straight games to replace the Dragons for first place. The Swallows on Apr 19 won on Munetaka Murakami's home run against the BayStars. The Carp won a games against the Giants and they tied in 2.

The Dragon beat the Swallows in the first 2 games from Apr 16 with RBIs by Seiya Hosokawa. But the Swallows won the 3rd game with Munetaka Murakami blasting a 2 run home run, and 2 homers by Jose Osuna. Historic rivals, Tigers and the Giants faced eachother. They tied in the first game. The Tigers clinched the next which included a game winning base hit by Teruaki Sato. The Carp beat the BayStars in 2 games. On Apr 18, the BayStars at Yokohama Stadium introduced its former slugger Yoshitomo Tsutugo has rejoined, after an unsuccessful 5 years in the US.

The Dragons faced the Tigers from Apr 12. They tied, lost and won a game each. On Apr 12, the Giants Kazuma Okamoto homered to help his team beat the Carp. The Giants won the next 2 games. The Swallows lost the first game against the BayStars but things start looking up the next game with Munetaka Murakami's first RBI of the seaon to win, and then his home run in the 3rd game.

The Dragons continued to be in good shape defeating the BayStars on Apr 9 on Sho Nakata's RIB and winning the next game too. The Tigers faced the Carp from Apr 8 with a shut out win in the first game. The Carp ended its losing streak at 4 i the next game and won the 3rd game too. The Giants beat the Swallows on Kazuma Okamoto's RBIS including a home run on Apr 9. On Apr 11, Tomoyuki Sugano pitched well and the Giants won.

The Tigers Teruaki Sato homered on Apr 5, and also the next day to help his team defeat the Swallows, but lost the 3rd game. The BayStars won the first 2 games from the Giants, the Giants won the 3rd on 2RBIs by Hayato Sakamoto. The Dragons won all 3 games against the Carp.

From Apr 2, the Tigers faced the BayStars, lost 2 of 3 games. The Giants lost the first 2 games against the Dragons, but in the 3rd game, veteran pitcher Tomoyuki Sugano had solid 7 innings and with Kazuma Okamoto's RBI won. The Carp won 2 games against the Swallows.

Standing as of April 30
1.Hanshin Tigers
2.Yomiuri Giants
3.Chunichi Dragons
4.Hiroshima Toyo Carp
5.Yokohama Dena BayStars
6.Yakult Swallows

March
The league opened on Mar 29. Last champion Tigers faced the Giants at Tokyo Dome. The Giants clinched the first 2, with homers by Kazuma Okamoto and Hayato Sakamoto, but lost the 3rd game. The BayStars won the first to games from the Carp, lost the 3rd. Sho Nakata joined the Dragons. He homered in the first and 3rd against the Swallow. But the Swallows clinched both games, while they tied in the 2nd.

Final league standing in 2023
1.Hanshin Tigers
2.Hiroshima Toyo Carp
3.Yokohama Dena BayStars
4.Yomiuri Giants
5.Yakult Swallows
6.Chunichi Dragons


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