2024 SEASON IN THE PACIFIC LEAGUE

Updated on May 24,2024

May
The Marines from May 24 faced the Hawks and won all 3 games. The Fighters won 2 of 3 games from the Golden Eagles. The Lions won 2 of 3 games against the Buffaloes. Lions skipper Kazuo Matsui announced he will take a break, for the team's poor performance.

On May 21, the Hawks batted in 21 runs and shut out the Golden Eagles. Hotaru Yamakawa homered twice in the next game, and again won big. The Fighters won 2 competitive games against the Buffaloes but lost the 3rd. The Lions continue to play poorly losing 2 games to the Marines.

Kensuke Kondo batted well, with a home run on May 17 along with Hotaru Yamakawa to beat the Lions. Then slammed a game winning 2 run home run in the next game and a game winning RBI in the 3rd. The Buffaloes has not won a game for a long time, losing on May 17, but fianlly won the next 2 games against the Golden Eagles. The Fighters and the Marines tied on May 17, then the Marines won the next 2 games.

The Golden Eagles beat the Hawks in 2 games from May 15. The Fighters won against the Lions in 2 games, with Chusei Manami contributing in the 2nd with a 3 run home run. The Marines defeated in the Buffaloes in the first, and tied in the next.

The Fighters were back on track beating the Marines from May 10 all 3 games with Chusei Mannami batting well. The Lions won 2 of 3 games against the Golden Eagles. The Hawks played the Buffaloes on May 11, and won on Kensuke Kondo's RBI.

On May 6, the Hawks Hotaka Yamakawa homered twice and 43 year old starter Tsuyoshi Wada won the game against the Fighters. The Hawks won the next 2 games. The Marines defeated the Lions in 2 games. Leandro Cedeno slammed a 3 run homerun to give the Buffaloes a win over the Golden Eagles on May 6. But his team lost the 2nd game.

The Hawks from May 3 played against the Lions. It's winning streak did not continue losing the first 2 games to the Lions. It was back on track on May 5 with Yuki Yanakita's home run. The Fighters defeated the Buffaloes in 2 of 3 games. The Golden Eagles won the first game against the Marines on Eita Asamura's 3 run home run. The Marines won the next game on Neftali Soto's 2 run and clinched the 3rd game too.

On May 1, the Golden Eagles defeated the Hawks. The Lions in the final inning won with a home run against the Fighters. The Marines beat the Buffaloes.

Standing as of May 27
1.Fukuoka Softbank Hawks
2.Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters
3.Chiba Lotte Marines
4.Orix Buffaloes
5.Rakuten Golden Eagles
6.Saitama Seibu Lions

April
On Apr 30, the Hawks Hotaka Yamakawa and Yuki Yanakita homered to defeat the Golden Eagles. The Fighters beat the Lions. The Marines Roki Sasaki hurled a shut out 7 inning striking out 10 to defeat the Buffaloes.

The Hawks beat the Lions fro Apr 27 in all 3 competitive games. The Fighters defeated the Buffaloes in 2 of 3 games. The Golden Eagles defeated the Marines in 2 of 3 games.

The Hawks contine to lead and won all 3 games against the Marines, starting with Kohei Aihara's over the distance win on Apr 23. The Fighters clinched a competitive game against the Golden Eagles on Apr 23. The Golden Eagles won on Apr 25 on Eita Asamura's 3 run homerun. The Buffaloes from Apr 23 won the first 2 games against the Lions. The Lions won the 3rd.

On Apr 19 the Hawks Hotaru Yamakawa slammed a 3 run home run to defeat the Buffaloes. They tied in the next, the Buffaloes won the 3rd with Hiroya Miyago striking out 11. The Fighters from Apr 19 defeated the Marines in all 3 games. The Golden Eagles won 2 of 3 games against the Lions from Apr 19.

The Golden Eagles Eita Asamura swept into home avoiding the catcher's touch and his team beat the Buffaloes. The Buffaloes won the next on RBIs by Yuma Tongu, and the next. The Fighters beat the Hawks on Apr 16, tied in the 2nd. The Marines defeated the Lions on Apr 16 on Hiromi Oka's game winning RBI, and also clinched the next game.

The Hawks in good shape defeated the Lions in all 3 games from Apr 12. Hotaka Yamakawa grand slammed twice on Apr 13. The Buffaloes lost the first game against the Fighters, won the next on a 2 run home run by Yuma Tongu, and also won the 3rd game. The Golden Eagles won the first game on Yukiya Ito's home run against the Marines, tied in the 2nd. In the 3rd, Roki Sasaki pitched well for the Marines to earn his 2nd win.

The Buffaloes on Apr 9 beat the Golden Eagles lost the next despite 2 homers by Leandro Cedeno. Cedeno homesd again in the 3rd game, and this time in the end, the Buffaloes won. The Marines beat the Lions with RBIs by Shogo Nakamura on Apr 9, and won the next day too in a competitive game. The Fighters beat the Hawks on Apr 9 but on Apr 11 the Fighters won.

On Apr 5, the Marines Kazuya Ojima shut out the Buffaloes and won. The next day the Buffaloes Kosei Yoshida pitched well. In the 3rd game, Roki Sasaki was unstable but he pitched 7 inning and his team beat the Buffaloes. The Hawks from Apr 5 won 2 games with Yuki Yanagita contributing with RBIS against the Golden Eagles. The Golden Eagles won the 3rd game. The Fightr won the first game against the Lions in a competitive game, but lost the next 2.

The Lions won 2 games from Apr 2 against the Buffaloes on good pitching by Kaima Taira then Natsuki Takeuchi. But lost the 3rd game to Kohei Azuma. The Hawks beat the Marines in 2 of 3 games. The Fighters won on Apr 3 on Chusei Mannami's 3 run home run against the Golden Eagles. It's lost another game.

Standing as of April 30
1.Fukuoka Softbank Hawks
2.Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters
3.Orix Buffaloes
4.Chiba Lotte Marines
5.Rakuten Golden Eagles
6.Saitama Seibu Lions

March
The season opened on Mar 29. The Hawks beat the Buffaloes in the first game and Hotaka Yamakawa's homer. The Buffaloes won the next game on newcomer Anderson Espinoza. The Hawks won the 3rd with a former Giant, Adam Walker slamming a homer and with an RBI base hit. The Fighters won 2 of 3 games against the Marines. The Lions beat the Golden Eagles in the first two games, lost the 3rd.

Final standing in 2023
1.Orix Buffaloes
2.Chiba Lotte Marines
3.Fukuoka Softbank Hawks
4.Rakuten Golden Eagles
5.Saitama Seibu Lions
6.Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters




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