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Yuki Yoshimura saved the day with a dramatic two-run game-winning double in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks to a 3-2 win over the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters in Game 1 of the Pacific League Climax Series Final Stage on Wednesday night.

The Hawks, who receive an automatic one-win advantage as PL champions, took a 2-0 edge in the series.

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