2007 Pacific League Climax Series

The 2007 Pacific League Climax Series (PLCS) consisted of two consecutive series, Stage 1 being a best-of-three series and Stage 2 being a best-of-five. The winner of the series advanced to the 2007 Japan Series, where they competed against the 2007 Central League Climax Series winner. The top three regular-season finishers played in the two series. The PLCS began on with the first game of Stage 1 on October 8 and ended with the final game of Stage 2 on October 18.

2007 Pacific League Climax Series
First Stage
Team (Wins) Manager Season
Chiba Lotte Marines (2) Bobby Valentine 76–61–7 (.555), 2 GB
Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks (1) Sadaharu Oh 73–66–5 (.525), 6 GB
DatesOctober 8–10
Second Stage
Team (Wins) Manager Season
Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters (3) Trey Hillman 79–60–5 (.568), 2 GA
Chiba Lotte Marines (2) Bobby Valentine 76–61–7 (.555), 2 GB
DatesOctober 13–18
MVPFirst Stage: Saburo Omura (Lotte)
Second Stage: Yu Darvish (Nippon-Ham)
← 2006 Climax Series 2008 →
2007 CLCS               2007 Japan Series

First StageEdit

SummaryEdit

Chiba Lotte Marines won the series, 2–1.

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance 
1 October 8 Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks – 4, Chiba Lotte Marines – 8 Chiba Marine Stadium 3:30 30,010[1] 
2 October 9 Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks – 8, Chiba Lotte Marines – 3 Chiba Marine Stadium 3:13 29,411[2] 
3 October 10 Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks – 0, Chiba Lotte Marines – 4 Chiba Marine Stadium 3:07 30,011[3]

Game 1Edit

Monday, October 8, 2007 at Chiba Marine Stadium in Chiba, Chiba Prefecture
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
SoftBank 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 5 0
Lotte 0 0 3 2 1 1 0 1 X 8 9 1
WP: Shunsuke Watanabe (1–0)   LP: Kazumi Saito (0–1)
Home runs:
SOF: None
LOT: José Ortiz (1)

Game 2Edit

Tuesday, October 9, 2007 at Chiba Marine Stadium in Chiba, Chiba Prefecture
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
SoftBank 2 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 8 15 0
Lotte 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 7 0
WP: Toshiya Sugiuchi (1–0)   LP: Hiroyuki Kobayashi (0–1)
Home runs:
SOF: Nobuhiko Matsunaka (1), Brian Buchanan (1)
LOT: Kazuya Fukuura (1)

Game 3Edit

Wednesday, October 10, 2007 at Chiba Marine Stadium in Chiba, Chiba Prefecture
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
SoftBank 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Lotte 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 X 4 6 0
WP: Yoshihisa Naruse (1–0)   LP: Jason Standridge (0–1)

Second StageEdit

SummaryEdit

Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters won the series, 3–2.

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance 
1 October 13 Chiba Lotte Marines – 2, Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters – 5 Sapporo Dome 3:06 42,222[4] 
2 October 14 Chiba Lotte Marines – 8, Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters – 1 Sapporo Dome 3:40 42,222[5] 
3 October 15 Chiba Lotte Marines – 0, Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters – 7 Sapporo Dome 3:12 42,222[6] 
4 October 16 Chiba Lotte Marines – 5, Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters – 1 Sapporo Dome 3:59 42,222[7] 
5 October 18 Chiba Lotte Marines – 2, Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters – 6 Sapporo Dome 3:09 42,222[8]

Game 1Edit

Saturday, October 13, 2007 at Sapporo Dome in Sapporo, Hokkaido
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Lotte 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 0
Nippon-Ham 0 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 X 5 13 0
WP: Yu Darvish (1–0)   LP: Yasutomo Kubo (0–1)

Game 2Edit

Sunday, October 14, 2007 at Sapporo Dome in Sapporo, Hokkaido
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Lotte 0 4 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 8 13 1
Nippon-Ham 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0
WP: Koji Takagi (1–0)   LP: Masaru Takeda (0–1)
Home runs:
LOT: Tomoya Satozaki (2), José Ortiz (1), Saburo Omura (1), Daisuke Hayakawa (1)
NIP: None

Game 3Edit

Monday, October 15, 2007 at Sapporo Dome in Sapporo, Hokkaido
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Lotte 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Nippon-Ham 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 0 X 7 13 0
WP: Ryan Glynn (1–0)   LP: Shunsuke Watanabe (0–1)

Game 4Edit

Tuesday, October 16, 2007 at Sapporo Dome in Sapporo, Hokkaido
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Lotte 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 5 14 0
Nippon-Ham 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 11 0
WP: Yusuke Kawasaki (1–0)   LP: Masaru Takeda (0–2)
Home runs:
LOT: Tomoya Satozaki (3)
NIP: None

Game 5Edit

Thursday, October 18, 2007 at Sapporo Dome in Sapporo, Hokkaido
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Lotte 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 8 0
Nippon-Ham 0 0 3 1 2 0 0 0 X 6 11 0
WP: Yu Darvish (2–0)   LP: Yoshihisa Naruse (0–1)
Home runs:
LOT: None
NIP: Fernando Seguignol (1)

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ 2007年10月9日 (火) (in Japanese). Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved November 20, 2009.
  3. ^ 2007年10月10日 (水) (in Japanese). Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved November 20, 2009.
  4. ^ 2007年10月13日 (土) (in Japanese). Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved November 20, 2009.
  5. ^ 2007年10月14日 (日) (in Japanese). Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved November 20, 2009.
  6. ^ 2007年10月15日 (月) (in Japanese). Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved November 20, 2009.
  7. ^ 2007年10月16日 (火) (in Japanese). Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved November 20, 2009.
  8. ^ 2007年10月18日 (木) (in Japanese). Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved November 20, 2009.