2020 JAPAN SERIES: Tokyo Giants vs Fukuoka Softbank Hawks

Modified on November 26, 2020

Champion:Fukuoka Softbank Hawks
4 games to 4
Most Valuable Player:Ryoya Kurihara


November 25 at Pay Pay Fukuoka Dome (audience 19679)
The Hawks veteran pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada started. The Giants was the first to hit in the run. It's on Hayato Sakamoto's 2 base hit. But immediately after, Yuki Yanakita blasted a 2 run home run off the Giants starter Seishu Hatake. Then in the 2nd inning, Takuya Kai slammed a 2 run home run. The game ended 4 to 1. With this victory, the Hawks won the Japan Series for the 4th consecutive year.

November 24 at Pay Pay Fukuoka Dome (audience 17297)
Starting for the Hawks, Matthew Moore.Livan Moinelo, Yuito Mori closed the game to shut out the Giants. Akira Nakamura slammed a 2 run home run. The Hawks won 4 to 0.

November 22 at Kyocera Dome Osaka (audience 16333)
The starting pitcher for the Giants Nobutaka Imamura was under fire from the 1st inning. He gave up and RBI to Yuki Yanagita, then 2 more runs. In the 2nd inning Takuya Kai hit off a home run. Yurisbel Gracial slammed a 2 run home run. The Giants Zelous Wheeler blasted a 2 run home run in the 5th inning off started Shuta Ishikawa. But in the 7th Alfredo Despaigne grand slammed. The Hawks won 13 to 2.

November 21 at Kyocera Dome Osaka (audience 14905)
The first 2 games shouldn've been held at the Tokyo Dome, but since it was booked long ago by corporate baseball league, the Giants decided to use Kyocera Dome as their home stadium. Giants starter Tomoyuki Sugano gave up a 2 run home run to Ryoya Kurihara in the 2nd inning. In the 6th inning Kurihara hit in 2 runs. The Hawks starter Kodai Senga pitched well. Relief pitcher Yuito Mori was instable in the 9th inning but managed to give up just a sacrifice RBI. The Hawks won 5 to 1.

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