It's been a long time since there were Chunichi Dragons games worth getting excited about this late in a season.

Here we are though, with every Central League team with fewer than 31 games left to play and Chunichi sitting fourth in the standings — prime position for a run at an A-Class finish.

The Dragons had moved into third place with a 9-7 win over the Yokohama BayStars on Saturday. The BayStars, however, returned the favor with a 9-3 victory on Sunday that put them back in the third spot, a half-game ahead of Chunichi.