2018 Nippon Professional Baseball season

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2018 NPB season
League Nippon Professional Baseball
Sport Baseball
Duration March 30, 2018 –
Number of games 143
Number of teams 12
Central League Pennant
Pacific League Pennant
Climax Series
Japan Series
NPB seasons
2019 →

The 2018 Nippon Professional Baseball season is the 69th and current season of operation for Nippon Professional Baseball.

Regular season standings

Current as of June 19, 2018

Qualification for final stage of Climax Series
Qualification for first stage of Climax Series
Central League regular season standings[1]
Team G W L T Pct. GB Home Road
Hiroshima Toyo Carp 61 33 27 1 .550 -- 21-8-1 12-19-0
Yokohama DeNA BayStars 59 28 29 2 .491 3.5 13-14-1 15-15-1
Hanshin Tigers 59 29 30 0 .492 3.5 16-16-0 13-14-0
Tokyo Yakult Swallows 60 28 31 1 .475 4.5 17-11-0 11-20-1
Yomiuri Giants 63 30 32 1 .484 4.0 18-16-0 12-16-1
Chunichi Dragons 64 28 35 1 .444 6.5 17-13-1 11-22-0
Pacific League regular season standings[2]
Team G W L T Pct. GB Home Road
Saitama Seibu Lions 61 37 24 0 .607 -- 18-11-0 19-13-0
Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters 63 36 27 0 .571 2.0 19-11-0 17-16-0
Orix Buffaloes 64 33 30 1 .524 5.0 18-14-1 15-16-0
Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 62 33 29 0 .532 4.5 18-14-1 15-15-0
Chiba Lotte Marines 61 30 31 0 .492 7.0 17-14-0 13-17-0
Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 63 21 41 1 .339 16.5 8-24-0 13-17-1

Climax Series

Note: In each league's stepladder playoff system (Climax Series), all games in that series are held at the higher seed's home stadium. The team with the higher regular-season standing will also advance if the round ends in a tie.

  First stage     Final stage     Japan Series
                           
  Central League     C1  
  C2        
  C3         CL
      PL
  Pacific League     P1    
  P2      
  P3  

Japan Series

See also

References

  1. ^ 一般社団法人日本野球機構. "2018 Central League Standings | NPB.jp 日本野球機構". Npb.jp. Retrieved 2018-04-22. 
  2. ^ 一般社団法人日本野球機構. "2018 Pacific League Standings | NPB.jp 日本野球機構". Npb.jp. Retrieved 2018-04-22. 


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