Baseball: Shingo Kawabata pinch-hit drives Swallows to Japan Series title

Kyodo -- Nov 28
The Central League champion Yakult Swallows clinched their sixth Japan Series championship as Shingo Kawabata's 12th-inning RBI pinch-hit single earned them a 2-1 Game 6 victory over the Pacific League champion Orix Buffaloes on Saturday.

The Japan championship was Yakult's first since 2001 and the first by a CL club since 2012.


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