2007 Central League Climax Series

The 2007 Central League Climax Series (CLCS) consisted of two consecutive series of baseball games, in which Stage 1 was a best-of-three series and Stage 2 was a best-of-five. The winner of the series advanced to the 2007 Japan Series, where they competed against the 2007 Pacific League Climax Series (PLCS) winner. The top three regular-season finishers played in the two series. The CLCS began with the first game of Stage 1 on October 13 and ended with the final game of Stage 2 on October 20.

2007 Central League Climax Series
First Stage
Team (Wins) Manager Season
Chunichi Dragons (2) Hiromitsu Ochiai 78–64–2 (.549), 1.5 GB
Hanshin Tigers (0) Akinobu Okada 74–66–4 (.529), 4.5 GB
DatesOctober 13–14
Second Stage
Team (Wins) Manager Season
Chunichi Dragons (3) Hiromitsu Ochiai 78–64–2 (.549), 1.5 GB
Yomiuri Giants (0) Tatsunori Hara 80–63–1 (.559), 1.5 GA
DatesOctober 18–20
Climax Series 2008 →

2007 PLCS               2007 Japan Series

First StageEdit

SummaryEdit

Chunichi Dragons won the series, 2–0.

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance 
1 October 13 Hanshin Tigers – 0, Chunichi Dragons – 7 Nagoya Dome 3:25 38,385[1] 
2 October 14 Hanshin Tigers – 3, Chunichi Dragons – 5 Nagoya Dome 3:14 38,275[2]

Game 1Edit

Saturday, October 13, 2007, 6:01 pm (JST) at Nagoya Dome in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Hanshin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
Chunichi 3 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 X 7 13 0
WP: Kenshin Kawakami (1–0)   LP: Tsuyoshi Shimoyanagi (0–1)
Home runs:
HAN: None
CHU: Tyrone Woods (1), Masahiko Morino (1)

Game 2Edit

Sunday, October 14, 2007, 6:00 pm (JST) at Nagoya Dome in Nagoya Dome in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Hanshin 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 8 0
Chunichi 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 X 5 8 0
WP: Kenichi Nakata (1–0)   LP: Keiji Uezono (0–1)   Sv: Hitoki Iwase (1)
Home runs:
HAN: None
CHU: Lee Byung-Kyu (1)

Second StageEdit

 
The Yomiuri Giants hosted the Chunichi Dragons for all three Stage-2 games in the Tokyo Dome.

SummaryEdit

Chunichi Dragons won the series, 3–0.

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance 
1 October 18 Chunichi Dragons – 5, Yomiuri Giants – 2 Tokyo Dome 3:48 44,232[3] 
2 October 19 Chunichi Dragons – 7, Yomiuri Giants – 4 Tokyo Dome 3:49 45,074[4] 
3 October 20 Chunichi Dragons – 4, Yomiuri Giants – 2 Tokyo Dome 3:17 46,081[5]

Game 1Edit

Thursday, October 18, 2007, 6:00 pm (JST) at Tokyo Dome in Bunkyō, Tokyo
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chunichi 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 5 9 0
Yomiuri 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 8 2
WP: Takashi Ogasawara (1–0)   LP: Tetsuya Utsumi (0–1)   Sv: Hitoki Iwase (1)
Home runs:
CHU: Tyrone Woods (1)
YOM: Yoshitomo Tani (1)

Game 2Edit

Friday, October 19, 2007, 6:00 pm (JST) at Tokyo Dome in Bunkyō, Tokyo
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chunichi 0 1 0 2 0 0 3 0 1 7 14 1
Yomiuri 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 4 7 0
WP: Kenshin Kawakami (1–0)   LP: Hiroshi Kisanuki (0–1)   Sv: Hitoki Iwase (2)
Home runs:
CHU: Lee Byung-Kyu (1)
YOM: Damon Hollins (1)

Game 3Edit

Saturday, October 20, 2007, 6:00 pm (JST) at Tokyo Dome in Bunkyō, Tokyo
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chunichi 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 4 6 0
Yomiuri 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 0
WP: Kenichi Nakata (1–0)   LP: Hisanori Takahashi (0–1)   Sv: Hitoki Iwase (3)
Home runs:
CHU: Tyrone Woods (2), Motonobu Tanishige (1)
YOM: Tomohiro Nioka (1)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2007年10月13日 (土) (in Japanese). Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved November 18, 2009.
  2. ^ 2007年10月14日 (日) (in Japanese). Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved November 18, 2009.
  3. ^ 2007年10月18日 (木) (in Japanese). Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved November 18, 2009.
  4. ^ 2007年10月19日 (金) (in Japanese). Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved November 18, 2009.
  5. ^ 2007年10月20日 (土) (in Japanese). Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved November 18, 2009.