There will be no Game 7.

Seiichi Uchikawa, Dennis Sarfate and Keizo Kawashima made sure of that, and the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks and their fans breathed big sighs of relief before succumbing to the joy and elation of winning the Japan Series.

Uchikawa hit a game-tying solo home run in the ninth, Sarfate threw three scoreless innings of relief and Kawashima finished off this Japan Series with a sayonara single that gave the Hawks a series-clinching 4-3 victory over the Yokohama BayStars in Game 6 in front of a crowd of 36,118 on Saturday night at Yafuoku Dome.