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NPB wrap 10-2-21

Japan’s Central League leaders remained in stasis for the fifth straight day on Saturday, with all three playoff-bound teams winning, leaving the Swallows a full game ahead of the Tigers, although because of the ties, their lead is actually between two and 2-1/2 games, with the Giants another four games further back.

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NPB wrap 9-25-21

Saturday in NPB was Yoshinobu Yamamoto day, and he delivered, but the BIG pitching performances came from Hanshin Tigers lefty Haruto Takahashi, who threw his first career shutout in a big game against the Giants at Tokyo Dome and between Chunichi’s Yariel Rodriguez and Yakult’s Haruto Takahashi down the road at Jingu Stadium.

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