Dragons finish off sweep of Giants to move on to Japan Series
by Bob Timmermann
The Chunichi Dragons swept the Yomiuri Giants, 3 games to 0, in the second stage of the Central League playoffs with a 4-2 win at the Tokyo Dome. The Dragons will take on the defending champion Nippon Ham Fighters starting next Saturday.
Tyrone Woods hit a 3-run homer and Kenichi Nakata struck out 11 to lead the Dragons. Hitoki Iwase picked up his fourth save in the Dragons five postseason wins so far.
Nippon Ham won the Japan Series last year over Chunichi in five games.