Shinnosuke Abe led the Yomiuri Giants to the Central League pennant, nearly won the Triple Crown, and will more than likely be named CL MVP in a few weeks. His final swing of the season? Just the hit that helped deliver another Japan Series title to the Kyojin’s already crowded trophy case.
Abe drove in the tiebreaking run in the seventh and the Yomiuri bullpen took it from there, as the Giants won the Japan Series with a 4-3 victory over the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters in Game 6 on Saturday night at Tokyo Dome.
The Giants won the series 4-2 to claim their record 22nd title.