2021 JAPAN SERIES:Orix Buffaloes vs Yakult Swallows

Modified on November 28, 2021

Most Valuable Player:Yuhei Nakamura


November 27 at Hotto Motto Kobe (audience 15,239)
On a chilly night, the teams played in Kobe. Yoshinobu Yamamoto started for the Buffaloes. The game went into extra innings. In the 12th inning, Shingo Kawabata hit in a run. With that the Swallows won the game and the Japan Series. It's the first time in 30 years.

November 25 at Tokyo Dome (audience 20,580)
The Swallows scored first during a double play. Then Yutaro Sugimoto hit in an equalizing run. Munetaka Murakami slammed a home run to take the lead. The Buffaloes equalized on T Okada's run. In the 8th inning the Swallows equalized on Tetsuto Yamada's 3 run home run. But in the 9th, Adam Johns slammed a game winning home run. The Buffaloes won 6 to 5.

November 24 at Tokyo Dome (audience 20,617)
The Swallows starter, 41 year old Masanori Ishikawa pitched well. He pitched 6 innings giving up 1 run. Meanwhile the Swallows Domingo Santana homered. Jose Osuna hit in a game winning run. The Swallows won 2 to 1.

November 23 at Tokyo Dome (audience 24,565)
The Swallows could not play at its home ground Jingu and instead booked the Tokyo Dome. The first to score was the Swallows. But the Buffaloes equalized with Yutaro Sugimoto's 2 run homer. Then the Buffaloes took the lead on Masataka Yoshida's run. The Swallows Domingo Santana blasted a 2 run home run. With this the Swallows won 5 to 4.

November 21 at Kyocera Dome Osaka (audience 17,075)
The Buffaloes starter Hiroya Miyagi was pitching well, until the 8th inning. He gave up a run to Norichika Aoki. He left the mound. The Swallows Jose Osuna batted in a run in the 9th inning. Keiji Takahashi shut out the Buffaloes. It's a 2 to 0 win for the Swallow.s

November 20 at Kyocera Dome Osaka (audience 19,297)
Starting for the Buffaloes, the best pitcher of the season, Yoshinobu Yamamoto. For the Swallows, up and coming, Yasunobu Okugawa. The Swallows scored a run first. Then in the 7th inning Steven Moya slammed a equalizing homer run. In the 8th inning the Swallows took the lead with Munetaka Murakami's 2 run homer. In the 9th, the Swallows pitcher Scott McGough was in trouble. He filled the bases. With Yuma Mune's RBI the Buffaloes equalized. Then Masataka Yoshida hit home 2 on base, to clinch the first game.

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