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BASEBALL | Swallows, Buffaloes Play to a 3-3 Tie in Game 2 of Japan Series

Yakult's Souma Uchiyama slugged a game-tying, three-run homer in the ninth inning, but neither team scored again and the game ended after 12 innings.



Orix Buffaloes players greet each other after Game 2 of the Japan Series ended in a 2-2 tie on October 23 at Jingu Stadium in Tokyo. (ⒸSANKEI)

This article first appeared on SportsLook, JAPAN Forward's dedicated sports website.

Pinch hitter Souma Uchiyama hit a three-run home run to left in the bottom of the ninth inning and the defending champion Tokyo Yakult Swallows played to a 3-3 tie after 12 innings with the Pacific League champion Orix Buffaloes in Game 2 of the Japan Series.

The game, which started at 6:04 PM, ended at 11:07 on Sunday, October 23 at Jingu Stadium.

Under the rules of the best-of-seven Japan Series, the game ends in a tie if no winner is determined after 12 innings.

It was the first Japan Series tie since Game 1 in 2018, when the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks and Yomiuri Giants played to a 2-2 tie.

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Author: Jim Armstrong

The author is a longtime journalist who has covered sports in Japan for over 25 years. You can find his articles here.