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NPB wrap 10-9-21

Manager Kimiyasu Kudo and his four-time defending champion SoftBank Hawks appear to be going in a death spiral. The Hawks entered Saturday’s game with the first-place Orix Buffaloes having lost seven straight for the first time in nine years. The Hawks went up against Buffaloes ace Yoshinobu Yamamoto, who tied a franchise record.

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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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