This year in the NPB, Hiroshima Carp won the Central league 2 years in a row making a big lead to Hanshin Tigers. Softbank Hawks won the Pacific league. In the climax Series for the Central league, Yokohama DeNA Baystars won against Hanshin Tigers and Hiroshima Carp and made it to the Japan series from 3rd. In the Pacific league Softbank won the Climax Series from 2 loses behind. In the Japan series Softbank won 3 times in a row but Yokohama DeNA Baystars came back by winning twice at their home stadium. When they went back to Yahoo Stadium, Softbank won the Japan series winning the match at the 10th inning.
With 2 home runs from Didi Gregorius, Yankees makes it to the ALCS.
It was all dramatic. They lost their first two matches and they were on the cliff. The 3rd match, with Tanaka’s wonderful pitch they survived 1:0. The next match was a hard match for the Yankees. They won 4 runs on the 2nd inning, at the third inning, Indians got 2, 4th inning they’ve got 1 run but, Yankees got 2 runs up till the 6th inning, and there was no way Indians were coming back. Chapman finished the game and the result was 7:3 to the Yankees. The last match moved from the first inning. Gregorius who was the third batter in the order made a home run and Yankees had the lead. Also at the 3rd inning the Yankees made the lead to 3 runs with Gregorius Homer. The Indians decided to come back but Yankees added an another 2 runs and Chapman finished the game with the result 5:2. This made the Yankees go to the ALCS with three dramatic matches which everyone thought was impossible.