The Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks wrapped up the Japan Series against the Hiroshima Carp on Saturday at Mazda Stadium, achieving back-to-back NPB championships with a 2-0 Game 6 win.

The Pacific League club did not win away in the series' first two games, but proved that it was a cut above the Carp, who were desperately looking for their first Japan Series crown in 34 years.

Here are the key moments in each game that divided the winners and losers in the 2018 NPB title series.