The Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks are finally back home.

After a prolonged period of playing on the road, the Hawks returned to Fukuoka on Monday as the Japan Series shifted a little over an hour (by shinkansen) west for a practice day on Monday ahead of Game 3, which takes place Tuesday night at Yafuoku Dome.

The Hawks returned home trailing the Hiroshima Carp 1-0 in the series after a 2-2 tie in Game 1 and a 5-1 loss in Game 2. The team held a very light workout Monday that was mostly attended by a few pitchers.