2013 Nippon Professional Baseball season

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2013 NPB season
League Nippon Professional Baseball
Sport Baseball
Duration March 29, 2013 – November 3, 2013
Central League Pennant
League champions Yomiuri Giants
  Runners-up Hanshin Tigers
Pacific League Pennant
League champions Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles
  Runners-up Saitama Seibu Lions
Climax Series
CL champions Yomiuri Giants
  CL runners-up Hiroshima Toyo Carp
PL champions Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles
  PL runners-up Chiba Lotte Marines
Japan Series
Japan Series champions Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles
  Runners-up Yomiuri Giants
Japan Series MVP Manabu Mima (RAK)
NPB seasons
2014 →

Regular season standings[edit]

Central League regular season standings
Team G W L T Pct. GB
Yomiuri Giants 144 84 53 7 .613
Hanshin Tigers 144 73 67 4 .521 12.5
Hiroshima Toyo Carp 144 69 72 3 .489 17.0
Chunichi Dragons 144 64 77 3 .454 22.0
Yokohama DeNA BayStars 144 64 79 1 .448 23.0
Tokyo Yakult Swallows 144 57 83 4 .407 28.5
Pacific League regular season standings
Team G W L T Pct. GB
Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 144 82 59 3 .582
Saitama Seibu Lions 144 74 66 4 .529 7.5
Chiba Lotte Marines 144 74 68 2 .521 8.5
Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 144 73 69 2 .514 9.5
Orix Buffaloes 144 66 73 5 .475 15.0
Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters 144 64 78 2 .451 18.5

Climax Series[edit]

Note: All of the games that are played in the first two rounds of the Climax Series are held at the higher seed's home stadium. The team with the higher regular-season standing also advances if the round ends in a tie.

  First stage     Final stage     Japan Series
                           
  Central League     C1  Yomiuri Giants 4  
  C2  Hanshin Tigers 0     C3  Hiroshima Toyo Carp 0    
  C3  Hiroshima Toyo Carp 2         C1  Yomiuri Giants 3
      P1  Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 4
  Pacific League     P1  Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 4    
  P2  Saitama Seibu Lions 1     P3  Chiba Lotte Marines 1  
  P3  Chiba Lotte Marines 2  

First stage[edit]

The regular season league champions, the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles (PL) and the Yomiuri Giants (CL), received byes to the championship round.

Central League[edit]

Hiroshima Toyo Carp (2) vs. Hanshin Tigers (0)

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance
1 October 12 Hiroshima Toyo Carp – 8, Hanshin Tigers – 1 Koshien Stadium 3:34 46,923[1]
2 October 13 Hiroshima Toyo Carp – 7, Hanshin Tigers – 4 Koshien Stadium 3:02 46,902[2]

Pacific League[edit]

Chiba Lotte Marines (2) vs. Saitama Seibu Lions (1)

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance
1 October 12 Chiba Lotte Marines – 11, Saitama Seibu Lions – 1 Seibu Dome 3:24 32,880[3]
2 October 13 Chiba Lotte Marines – 0, Saitama Seibu Lions – 15 Seibu Dome 3:16 33,914[4] 
3 October 14 Chiba Lotte Marines – 4, Saitama Seibu Lions – 1 Seibu Dome 3:01 33,832[5]

Final stage[edit]

The regular season league champions, the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles (PL) and the Yomiuri Giants (CL), received a one-game advantage.

Central League[edit]

Yomiuri Giants (4) vs. Hiroshima Toyo Carp (0)

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance
1 October 16 Hiroshima Toyo Carp – 2, Yomiuri Giants – 3 Tokyo Dome 3:27 45,107[6]
2 October 17 Hiroshima Toyo Carp – 0, Yomiuri Giants – 3 Tokyo Dome 2:26 45,316[7] 
3 October 18 Hiroshima Toyo Carp – 1, Yomiuri Giants – 3 Tokyo Dome 2:32 46,081[8]

Pacific League[edit]

Summary[edit]

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles (4) vs. Chiba Lotte Marines (1)

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance
1 October 17 Chiba Lotte Marines – 0, Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles – 2 Miyagi Baseball Stadium 2:55 24,332[9]
2 October 18 Chiba Lotte Marines – 4, Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles – 2 Miyagi Baseball Stadium 3:25 24,097[10] 
3 October 19 Chiba Lotte Marines – 0, Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles – 2 Miyagi Baseball Stadium 3:00 24,396[11] 
4 October 21 Chiba Lotte Marines – 5, Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles – 8 Miyagi Baseball Stadium 3:33 24,264[12]

: Postponed from October 20 due to rain[13]

Japan Series[edit]

PL Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles (4) vs. CL Yomiuri Giants (3)

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance
1 October 26 Yomiuri Giants – 2, Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles – 0 Miyagi Baseball Stadium 3:20 25,209[14]
2 October 27 Yomiuri Giants – 1, Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles – 2 Miyagi Baseball Stadium 3:16 25,219[15] 
3 October 29 Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles – 5, Yomiuri Giants – 1 Tokyo Dome 3:26 44,940[16] 
4 October 30 Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles – 5, Yomiuri Giants – 6 Tokyo Dome 4:07 44,968[17] 
5 October 31 Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles – 4, Yomiuri Giants – 2 Tokyo Dome 3:49 44,995[18] 
6 November 2 Yomiuri Giants – 4, Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles – 2 Miyagi Baseball Stadium 3:16 25,271[19] 
7 November 3 Yomiuri Giants – 0, Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles – 3 Miyagi Baseball Stadium 3:15 25,249


League leaders[edit]

Central League[edit]

Batting leaders
Stat Player Team Total
Batting Average Tony Blanco Yokohama DeNA BayStars .333
Home runs Wladimir Balentien Tokyo Yakult Swallows 60
Runs batted in Tony Blanco Yokohama DeNA BayStars 136
Runs Wladimir Balentien Tokyo Yakult Swallows 94
Hits Matt Murton Hanshin Tigers 178
Stolen bases Yoshihiro Maru Hiroshima Toyo Carp 29

Pacific League[edit]

Batting leaders
Stat Player Team Total
Batting Average Yuya Hasegawa Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks .341
Home runs Michel Abreu Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters 31
Runs batted in Hideto Asamura Saitama Seibu Lions 110
Runs Dai-Kang Yang Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters 93
Hits Yuya Hasegawa Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 198
Stolen bases Dai-Kang Yang Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters 47
Pitching leaders
Stat Player Team Total
Wins Masahiro Tanaka Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 24
Losses Mitsuo Yoshikawa Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters 15
Earned run average Masahiro Tanaka Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 1.27
Strikeouts Chihiro Kaneko Orix Buffaloes 200
Innings pitched Chihiro Kaneko Orix Buffaloes 22313
Saves Naoya Masuda Chiba Lotte Marines 33

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Sunday, October 13, 2013". Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved October 27, 2013. 
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  4. ^ "Sunday, October 13, 2013". Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved October 27, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Monday, October 14, 2013". Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved October 27, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Wednesday, October 16, 2013". Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved October 27, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Thursday, October 17, 2013". Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved October 27, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Friday, October 18, 2013". Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved October 27, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Thursday, October 17, 2013". Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved October 27, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Friday, October 18, 2013". Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved October 27, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Saturday, October 19, 2013". Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved October 27, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Monday, October 21, 2013". Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved October 27, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Sunday, October 20, 2013". Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved October 27, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Saturday, October 26, 2013". Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved October 27, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Sunday, October 27, 2013". Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved October 27, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Tuesday, October 29, 2013". Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved October 31, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Wednesday, October 30, 2013". Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved October 31, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Thursday, October 31, 2013". Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved October 31, 2013. 
  19. ^ "Saturday, November 2, 2013". Nippon Professional Baseball. Retrieved November 2, 2013.