Round one goes to the Central League and, of all teams, the Chunichi Dragons.

Interleague play kicked off across NPB last week, and the Dragons, who were in fifth place in the CL after the first-half of intraleague competition, are at the top of the standings.

While the early part of the season didn't go well for the Dragons, they are no doubt hoping to kickstart their year with a successful interleague campaign.