2017 Pacific League Climax Series

The 2017 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 2017 Japan Series, where they competed against the 2017 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 14 and ended with the final game of Stage 2 on October 22.

2017 Pacific League Climax Series
First Stage
Team (Wins) Manager Season
Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles (2) Masataka Nashida 77–63–3 (.550), 15.5 GB
Saitama Seibu Lions (1) Hatsuhiko Tsuji 79–61–3 (.563), 13.5 GB
DatesOctober 14–16
Final Stage
Team (Wins) Manager Season
Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks (4) Kimiyasu Kudo 94–49–0 (.657), 13.5 GA
Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles (2) Masataka Nashida 77–63–3 (.550), 15.5 GB
DatesOctober 18–22
MVPSeiichi Uchikawa (SoftBank)
← 2016 Climax Series 2018 →
2017 CLCS               2017 Japan Series

First StageEdit

SummaryEdit

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

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance 
1 October 14 Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles – 0, Saitama Seibu Lions – 10 MetLife Dome 3:00 32,547[1] 
2 October 15 Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles – 4, Saitama Seibu Lions – 1 MetLife Dome 3:12 32,508[2] 
3 October 16 Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles – 5, Saitama Seibu Lions – 2 MetLife Dome 3:26 31,755[3]

Game 1Edit

Saturday, October 14, 2017, 1:02 pm (JST) at MetLife Dome in Tokorozawa, Saitama Prefecture
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Rakuten 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Seibu 2 0 5 0 0 3 0 0 X 10 12 1
WP: Yusei Kikuchi (1–0)   LP: Takahiro Norimoto (0–1)
Home runs:
RAK: None
SEI: Hideto Asamura (1), Takeya Nakamura (1)
Attendance: 32,547

Game 2Edit

Sunday, October 15, 2017, 1:02 pm (JST) at MetLife Dome in Tokorozawa, Saitama Prefecture
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Rakuten 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 9 0
Seibu 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 6 0
WP: Takayuki Kishi (1–0)   LP: Ken Togame (0–1)   Sv: Yuki Matsui (1)
Home runs:
RAK: Eigoro Mogi (1)
SEI: None
Attendance: 32,508

Game 3Edit

Monday, October 16, 2017, 6:01 pm (JST) at MetLife Dome in Tokorozawa, Saitama Prefecture
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Rakuten 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 5 7 1
Seibu 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 6 1
WP: Sung Chia-Hao (1–0)   LP: Ryoma Nogami (0–1)
Home runs:
RAK: Zelous Wheeler (1), Shintaro Masuda (1)
SEI: Hideto Asamura (2)
Attendance: 31,755

Final StageEdit

SummaryEdit

Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks won the series, 4–2*.

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance 
1 October 18 Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles – 3, Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks – 2 Fukuoka Dome 3:05 35,125[4] 
2 October 19 Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles – 2, Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks – 1 Fukuoka Dome 3:31 36,380[5] 
3 October 20 Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles – 5, Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks – 7 Fukuoka Dome 3:16 35,333[6] 
4 October 21 Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles – 3, Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks – 4 Fukuoka Dome 3:21 37,455[7] 
5 October 22 Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles – 0, Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks – 7 Fukuoka Dome 2:41 35,387[8]
* The Pacific League regular season champion is given a one-game advantage in the Final Stage.

Game 1Edit

Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 6:01 pm (JST) at Fukuoka Yahuoku! Dome in Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Rakuten 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 0
SoftBank 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 6 0
WP: Takahiro Shiomi (1–0)   LP: Nao Higashihama (0–1)   Sv: Yuki Matsui (1)
Home runs:
RAK: Eigoro Mogi (1), Japhet Amador (1), Zelous Wheeler (1)
SOF: Kenta Imamiya (1), Seiichi Uchikawa (1)
Attendance: 35,125

Game 2Edit

Thursday, October 19, 2017, 6:00 pm (JST) at Fukuoka Yahuoku! Dome in Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Rakuten 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 7 0
SoftBank 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 1
WP: Sung Chia-Hao (1–0)   LP: Kodai Senga (0–1)   Sv: Yuki Matsui (2)
Home runs:
RAK: None
SOF: Seiichi Uchikawa (2)
Attendance: 36,380

Game 3Edit

Friday, October 20, 2017, 6:01 pm (JST) at Fukuoka Yahuoku! Dome in Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Rakuten 1 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 5 10 0
SoftBank 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 2 X 7 10 0
WP: Sho Iwasaki (1–0)   LP: Hiroyuki Fukuyama (0–1)   Sv: Dennis Sarfate (1)
Home runs:
RAK: Japhet Amador (2)
SOF: Seiichi Uchikawa (3), Akira Nakamura (1)
Attendance: 35,333

Game 4Edit

Saturday, October 21, 2017, 1:00 pm (JST) at Fukuoka Yahuoku! Dome in Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Rakuten 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 5 0
SoftBank 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 X 4 8 0
WP: Shuta Ishikawa (1–0)   LP: Sung Chia-Hao (1–1)   Sv: Dennis Sarfate (2)
Home runs:
RAK: Ginji Akaminai (1)
SOF: Alfredo Despaigne (1), Seiichi Uchikawa (4), Akira Nakamura (2)
Attendance: 37,455

Game 5Edit

Sunday, October 22, 2017, 1:00 pm (JST) at Fukuoka Yahuoku! Dome in Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Rakuten 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
SoftBank 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 X 7 11 0
WP: Shota Takeda (1–0)   LP: Manabu Mima (0–1)
Home runs:
RAK: None
SOF: Nobuhiro Matsuda (1)
Attendance: 35,387

ReferencesEdit

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