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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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Sawamura show 2021

Yoshinobu Yamamoto won the 2021 Eiji Sawamura Award on Monday, selected by a panel of five former pitchers after leading the Pacific League with 18 wins, a 1.39 ERA, six complete games, four shutouts, 193-2/3 innings and 206 strikeouts.

The award, named after the Yomiuri Giants’ first ace, Eiji Sawamura, is for the starting pitcher who best exemplifies the pitching style and dominance of Sawamura. It’s not about who’s best but about who’s most impressive.

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