And that is a wrap for the Japan Series. For the first time in nine years, a Central League team took home the big prize.
The Yakult Swallows prevailed in Japan’s first extra-inning game in over a year to take the series in six over the Orix Buffaloes, who extended their Japan Series victory drought to 25 years, tying the franchise record set by the Hankyu Braves from 1950 to 1974.
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