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NPB wrap 11-25-21

The Orix Buffaloes faced their first elimination game of the season on Thursday at Tokyo Dome, and in a series that has switched back and forth between outstanding pitchers’ duels and crazy see-saw battles, we had more of the latter with Adam Jones getting his time in the spotlight, ensuring there would be a Game 6

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NPB wrap 10-17-21

On Sunday, Masahiro Tanaka went to the mound to inch the Rakuten Eagles closer to clinching a playoff spot, while the Pacific League-leading Orix Buffaloes faced the Nippon Ham Fighters in Yuki Saito’s retirement game with a chance to trim their magic number to six.

Meanwhile, the Central League-leading Yakult Swallows took their magic number of six to Yokohama, while the second-place Hanshin Tigers took on the red-hot Hiroshima Carp, who have a longshot playoff berth in their sights.

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