2018 Nippon Professional Baseball season

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 July 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 79 45 33 1 .577 -- 25-9-1 20-24-0
Yomiuri Giants 85 43 41 1 .512 5.0 23-20-0 20-21-1
Yokohama DeNA BayStars 81 37 42 2 .468 8.5 18-23-1 19-19-1
Hanshin Tigers 77 35 41 1 .461 9.0 17-25-1 18-16-0
Chunichi Dragons 84 38 45 1 .458 9.5 23-18-1 15-27-0
Tokyo Yakult Swallows 80 36 43 1 .456 9.5 21-17-0 15-26-1
Pacific League regular season standings[2]
Team G W L T Pct. GB Home Road
Saitama Seibu Lions 81 47 33 1 .588 -- 22-16-1 25-17-0
Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters 82 45 36 1 .556 2.5 22-15-0 23-21-1
Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 79 41 38 0 .519 5.5 21-20-0 20-18-0
Orix Buffaloes 83 41 38 4 .519 5.5 22-19-2 19-19-2
Chiba Lotte Marines 83 40 41 2 .494 7.5 22-20-1 18-21-1
Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 82 32 49 1 .395 15.5 13-29-0 19-20-1

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.