Giants capture first Central League pennant since 2014

The return to the top is complete.

The Yomiuri Giants are Central League champions once again.

Daiki Masuda hit a two-out RBI single up the middle in the top of the 10th inning and the Yomiuri Giants held on in the bottom half to clinch the Central League pennant with a 3-2 win over the BayStars on Saturday night at Yokohama Stadium.

The Kyojin hadn’t won the title since 2014 and they clinched this one in the same place they celebrated the last one.

The BayStars, currently in second place, made them earn it.

Yomiuri had trailed since Tomo Otosaka gave Yokohama the lead with a two-run homer in the third.

After Seiji Kobayashi tied the game with a hit in the ninth, Yomiuri held off the BayStars in the bottom half.

Yoshiyuki Kamei and Hayato Sakamoto drew walks to begin the 10th against reliever Kazuki Mishima.

The next two batters were retired on fly balls and Masuda, who had entered the game as a pinch hitter earlier in the night, came through with the biggest hit of the night.

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