2009 Pacific League Climax Series

The 2009 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-six with the top seed being awarded a one-win advantage. The winner of the series advanced to the 2009 Japan Series, where they competed against the 2009 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 16 and ended with the final game of Stage 2 on October 24.

2009 Pacific League Climax Series
First Stage
Team (Wins) Manager Season
Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles (2) Katsuya Nomura 77–66–1 (.538), 5.5 GB
Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks (0) Koji Akiyama 74–65–5 (.532), 6.5 GB
DatesOctober 16–17
Final Stage
Team (Wins) Manager Season
Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters (4) Masataka Nashida 82–60–2 (.577), 5.5 GA
Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles (1) Katsuya Nomura 77–66–1 (.538), 5.5 GB
DatesOctober 21–24
MVPTerrmel Sledge (Nippon-Ham)
← 2008 Climax Series 2010 →
2009 CLCS               2009 Japan Series

First StageEdit

SummaryEdit

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles won the series, 2–0.

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance 
1 October 16 Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks – 4, Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles – 11 Kleenex Stadium 3:00 21,303[1] 
2 October 17 Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks – 1, Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles – 4 Kleenex Stadium 2:47 21,388[2]

Game 1Edit

Friday, October 16, 2009 at Nippon Paper Kleenex Stadium Miyagi in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
SoftBank 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 6 2
Rakuten 3 0 4 0 0 3 1 0 X 11 12 1
WP: Hisashi Iwakuma (1–0)   LP: Toshiya Sugiuchi (0–1)
Home runs:
SOF: None
RAK: Yosuke Takasu (1), Fernando Seguignol (1), Toshiya Nakashima (1), Takeshi Yamasaki (1)

Game 2Edit

Saturday, October 17, 2009 at Nippon Paper Kleenex Stadium Miyagi in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
SoftBank 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 7 0
Rakuten 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 X 4 8 1
WP: Masahiro Tanaka (1–0)   LP: Dennis Houlton (0–1)
Home runs:
SOF: None
RAK: Takeshi Yamasaki (2)

Second StageEdit

SummaryEdit

Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters won the series, 4–1*.

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance 
1 October 21 Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles – 8, Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters – 9 Sapporo Dome 3:28 38,235[3] 
2 October 22 Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles – 1, Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters – 3 Sapporo Dome 3:19 32,713[4] 
3 October 23 Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles – 3, Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters – 2 Sapporo Dome 2:48 42,328[5] 
4 October 24 Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles – 4, Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters – 9 Sapporo Dome 3:43 42,328[6]
* The Pacific League regular season champion is given a one-game advantage in the Second Stage.

Game 1Edit

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at Sapporo Dome in Sapporo, Hokkaido
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Rakuten 0 1 0 2 0 0 3 0 2 8 12 0
Nippon-Ham 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 9 13 0
WP: Masanori Hayashi (1–0)   LP: Kazuo Fukumori (0–1)
Home runs:
RAK: Teppei Tsuchiya (1)
NIP: Terrmel Sledge (1)

Game 2Edit

Thursday, October 22, 2009 at Sapporo Dome in Sapporo, Hokkaido
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Rakuten 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 10 1
Nippon-Ham 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 X 3 9 0
WP: Keisaku Itokazu (1–0)   LP: Hisashi Iwakuma (0–1)   Sv: Hisashi Takeda (1)
Home runs:
RAK: Fernando Seguignol (1)
NIP: None

Game 3Edit

Friday, October 23, 2009 at Sapporo Dome in Sapporo, Hokkaido
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Rakuten 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 7 0
Nippon-Ham 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 6 0
WP: Masahiro Tanaka (1–0)   LP: Tomoya Yagi (0–1)
Home runs:
RAK: Naoto Watanabe (1)
NIP: Shinji Takahashi (1)

Game 4Edit

Saturday, October 24, 2009 at Sapporo Dome in Sapporo, Hokkaido
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Rakuten 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 9 0
Nippon-Ham 1 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 X 9 14 0
WP: Shugo Fujii (1–0)   LP: Hiromichi Fujiwara (0–1)
Home runs:
RAK: None
NIP: Hichori Morimoto (1), Terrmel Sledge (2)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Friday, October 16, 2009". Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved November 15, 2009.
  2. ^ "Saturday, October 17, 2009". Nippon Professional Baseball. Archived from the original on 23 October 2009. Retrieved November 15, 2009.
  3. ^ "Wednesday, October 21, 2009". Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved November 15, 2009.
  4. ^ "Thursday, October 22, 2009". Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved November 15, 2009.
  5. ^ "Friday, October 23, 2009". Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved November 15, 2009.
  6. ^ "Saturday, October 24, 2009". Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved November 15, 2009.