Hiroshima defeated Yokohama and advanced to the final stage.
Hiroshima won 4-2 in the second game against Yokohama in the 2023 NPB Postseason Central League First Stage (best of 3 matches) held at Mazda Zoom Zoom Stadium in Hiroshima, Japan on the 15th.
Hiroshima, who won 3-2 in the first game, won by 2 points in the second game and secured a ticket to the final stage (best of 6) with two consecutive wins. Hiroshima will clash with the Hanshin Tigers for a ticket to the Japan Series.
Hiroshima scored first in the first inning. Nishikawa’s solo home run hit. Starting pitcher Morishita also continued his good pitching without allowing any goals.스포츠토토
Morishita continued pitching scoreless until the 5th inning, and in the 6th inning, he allowed a double and even gave up a bunt before handing the mound over to the bullpen. The bullpen finished the inning without allowing any runs.
The batting line, which had only supported one run until the fifth inning, ran away with a 2-0 lead with a solo home run in the bottom of the sixth inning. The pinch hit card was a hit.
Starter Morishita’s victory was lost as the score was tied 2-2 in the top of the 7th inning. However, pinch hitter Tanaka’s timely hit and Akiyama’s sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 8th inning gave them a 4-2 lead, and they maintained the victory with a scoreless run in the top of the 9th.
Tanaka, who recorded the winning hit in the 8th inning, said, “The entire team fought well from the 1st inning. “I think it was a victory that everyone made,” he said. “I’m really happy and my mood exploded.” The goal was to break through the first stage, but the fight continues. “I hope you have a lot of support,” he said.
Hiroshima will play the first game of the final stage against Hanshin at Koshien at 6 p.m. on the 18th.