Dragons move on to second round in CL playoffs; PL playoffs even in second round
by Bob Timmermann
The defending Japan Series champion Chunichi Dragons won their best of three first stage Central League Climax Series against the Hanshin Tigers with a 2-0 win in the Game 3. Tyrone Woods homered in the ninth for the only runs. Hanshin will place first place Yomiuri in a best of six series for the Central League with Yomiuri receiving a one-game handicap.
In the Pacific League, first place Seibu won game one of its second stage series against Nippon Ham, but the Fighters have won the next two to even the series at 3-3. The teams were off Monday and the series resumes Tuesday at the Seibu Dome.
You can read about the games at Deanna Rubin's Marinerds.