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2023 JAPAN SERIES

The Tigers' Sheldon Neuse (center, No. 7) celebrates with his teammates following his three-run homer in the fourth inning of Game 7 of the Japan Series against the Buffaloes at Kyocera Dome Osaka on Sunday.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Nov 6, 2023
Sheldon Neuse and the catch that ended the Tigers' 38-year drought
For the American, a win in the Japan Series was a perfect ending to a year that did not go the way he had hoped during the regular season.
Hanshin Tigers fans celebrate the team's first Japan Series title in 38 years on Sunday.
JAPAN
Nov 6, 2023
Osaka erupts in celebration as Tigers win Japan Series
A heavy police presence made sure that incidents after past Tigers’ successes would not be repeated.
Buffaloes starter Yoshinobu Yamamoto pitches against the Tigers in Game 6 of the Japan Series at Kyocera Dome Osaka on Saturday.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Nov 5, 2023
Buffaloes to allow ace pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto to move to MLB
The move was widely expected before the Buffaloes made it official.
The Tigers toss manager Akinobu Okada into the air after winning the Japan Series at Kyocera Dome Osaka on Sunday.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Nov 5, 2023
Tigers beat Buffaloes in Game 7 to end 38-year Japan Series drought
The Tigers beat the defending champion Buffaloes in Game 7 to claim their first Japan Series title since 1985.
Tigers reliever Atsuki Yuasa needed just one pitch to make a major impact in Game 4 of the Japan Series.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Nov 2, 2023
For Atsuki Yuasa, all it took was one pitch to spur Tigers' win
Yuasa received an immense hero’s welcome from Tigers fans Wednesday night but there was no time to soak in the atmosphere.
The Tigers' Yusuke Oyama hits a walk-off single to lift his team to a win over the Buffaloes in Game 4 of the Japan Series at Koshien Stadium in Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture, on Wednesday night.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Nov 1, 2023
Yusuke Oyama lifts Tigers to thrilling win to even Japan Series
The Japan Series between the Tigers and Buffaloes is now tied 2-2.
Buffaloes reliever Yuki Udagawa pumps his fist after striking out Tigers shortstop Seiya Kinami in the eighth inning of Orix's 5-4 win in Game 3 of the Japan Series on Tuesday at Koshien Stadium.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Nov 1, 2023
How Yuki Udagawa’s steely nerves quieted Koshien’s raucous crowd
Instead of being rattled, Yuki Udagawa fed off the electric energy pulsating through the stadium as he protected a one-run lead in a 5-4 win.
Buffaloes third baseman Yuma Mune hits a two-run double against the Tigers in Game 3 of the Japan Series at Koshien Stadium in Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture, on Tuesday.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Oct 31, 2023
Buffaloes edge Tigers in Game 3 of Japan Series
After dueling 8-0 blowouts, the Japan Series finally got a close game.
Tigers fans during Game 1 of the Japan Series against the Buffaloes, at Kyocera Dome Osaka on Saturday. The Tigers are known for their high attendance figures and rowdy celebrations among the team's loyal fans.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Oct 30, 2023
In the Japan Series, it’s a tale of two fanbases
The Tigers and Buffaloes have a lot of similarities, but there's a yawning gap in the support, enthusiasm and attention paid to each Kansai club.
Police watch over the Dotonbori area in Osaka on Oct. 20 as Tigers fans flocked to the area to celebrate the team's advance to the Japan Series.
JAPAN / Society
Oct 30, 2023
Police prep crowd control plans in case Tigers win Japan Series
The Tigers are facing off against the Orix Buffaloes in the series, which kicked off on Saturday.
Buffaloes infielder Marwin Gonzalez fields the ball as the Tigers' Takumu Nakano attempts to steal second during Game 1 of the Japan Series at Kyocera Dome Osaka on Saturday.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Oct 30, 2023
Orix's Gonzalez eager for more jewelry with win in Japan Series
The Buffaloes infielder, who is in his first season in Japan, is fine tuning his approach as he goes along.
Orix Buffaloes ace Yoshinobu Yamamoto (18) walks off the mound after being pulled in the sixth inning of Game 1 of the Japan Series on Saturday at Kyocera Dome Osaka.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Oct 29, 2023
After Game 1 loss, is this the end for Yoshinobu Yamamoto in Japan?
The big question after Yoshinobu Yamamoto’s loss in Game 1 of the Japan Series: Is this the end of his NPB career?
Tigers third baseman Teruaki Sato steals second against the Buffaloes in the third inning during Game 1 of the Japan Series at Kyocera Dome Osaka on Saturday.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Oct 28, 2023
Tigers take bite out of Yoshinobu Yamamoto in Japan Series opener
The Tigers got off to a fast start against Yoshinobu Yamamoto and the Buffaloes in the Japan Series.
Hawks pitcher Joe Stanka (left) and Tigers pitcher Gene Bacque meet at the Kobe Oriental Hotel on Oct. 7,1964.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / Sac Bunts
Oct 26, 2023
All-Kansai Japan Series offers new chance to remember foreign aces
The 1964 Japan Series featured two of the best foreign pitchers in Japanese baseball history.
Orix Buffaloes players celebrate after the team clinched its third straight trip to the Japan Series on Saturday in Osaka.
BASEBALL
Oct 21, 2023
Buffaloes down Marines to set up all-Kansai Japan Series
The win booked the Buffaloes' third straight trip to the Japan Series.
Hanshin Tigers celebrate after the team booked a spot in the Japan Series with a 4-2 win over the Hiroshima Carp on Friday at Koshien Stadium.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Oct 20, 2023
Tigers sweep past Carp on way to first Japan Series in nine years
The win in front of their frenzied fans at historic Koshien Stadium near Osaka earned the Tigers their first Japan Series berth since 2014.

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