2022 JAPAN SERIES:Orix Buffaloes vs Hanshin Tigers

Modified on November 5, 2023

Most Valuable Player: KOJI CHIKAMOTO


Nov 5 at Kyocera Dome Osaka (audience 33405)
The Buffaloes starter this time was Hiroya Miyagi for the 2nd time in this series. In the 4th inning, he gave up a 3 run home run to Sheldon Neuse. Neusue also had an RBI single. Meanwhile, Koyo Aoyagi who did not pitch well for the Tigers this season was stable. The Tigers won 7 to 1, to clinch the Japan Series for the first time in 38 years.

Nov 4 at Kyocera Dome Osaka (audience 33633)
Starting for the Buffaloes for the 2nd time in this Japan Series was Yoshinobu Yamamoto. The Tigers hit in a run first. Then the Buffaloes equalized on Kyoichiro Murakami's hit. Kotaro Kuribayashi homered. So did Yuma Tongu. Yamamoto made up for his poor performance in the first game. He hurled over the distance, striking out 14. It's a record for any Japan Series. The Buffaloes won 5 to 1, to tie 3-3 in the series.

Nov 2 at Koshien Stadium (audience 41031)
The Buffaloes Marwin Gonzalez homered. It's the first home run in this Japan Series. But in the 7th inning, the Tigers erred giving up more runs to the Buffaloes. Then Koji Chikamoto scored. And Shota Morishita tripled. The Tigers won 6 to 2.

Nov 1 at Koshien Stadium (audience 41050)
The Tigers Shota Morishita hit in a run. Koji Chikamoto scored. In the 9th inning, Ohyama ended the game with a run to clinch the game 4 to 3.

Oct 31 at Koshien Stadium (audience 40994)
It was a seesaw game. The Tigers hit in a run first. In the 4th inning, the Buffaloes equalized on Yuma Tongu's home run. The Buffaloes then took the lead. The Tigers came back with RBIs by Takumu Nakano and Shota Morishita. In the end the Buffaloes won 5 to 4.

Oct 29 at Kyocera Dome Osaka (audience 33584)/b>
Hiroya Miyagi started for the Buffaloes. He said later, he was determined to win. Buffaloes clobbered Tigers started Yuki Nishi, hitting in 4 runs in 3 2/3 innings. In this game the Buffaloes beat the Tigers 8 to 0.

Oct 28 at Kyocera Dome Osaka (audience 33701)
The Buffaloes starting pitcher was its super ace Yoshinobu Yamamoto. Yamamoto has never won a game in the Japan Series. That dark history was repeated. He lost 7 runs. The Buffaloes could not come home. The Buffaloes lost 0 to 8.

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