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 the 15th of September, 2018

Central League regular season standings[1]
Pos Team G W L T Pct. GB Home Road
1 Hiroshima Toyo Carp 127 74 51 2 .592 39–18–2 35–33–0
2 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 127 64 61 2 .512 10.0 35–28–0 29–33–2
3 Yomiuri Giants 131 60 67 4 .472 15.0 29–35–1 31–32–3
4 Chunichi Dragons 132 60 70 2 .462 16.5 35–28-2 25–42–0
5 Yokohama DeNA Baystars 126 57 67 2 .460 16.5 30–37–1 27–30–1
6 Hanshin Tigers 121 55 65 1 .458 16.5 30–37–1 30–29–0
Pacific League regular season standings[2]
Pos Team G W L T Pct. GB Home Road
1 Saitama Seibu Lions 126 74 50 2 .597 39–23–2 35–27–0
2 Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 122 68 53 1 .562 4.5 34–28–1 34–25–0
3 Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters 124 66 55 3 .545 6.5 35–24–2 31–31–1
4 Orix Buffaloes 129 58 66 5 .468 16.0 30–32–2 28–34–3
5 Chiba Lotte Marines 121 54 64 3 .458 17.0 28–31–1 26–33–2
6 Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 126 51 72 3 .415 22.5 20–42–0 31–30–3

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Interleague Results[]

Please note that interleague results are placed in order of current regular season standings. The 'I' column indicates the teams' interleague position.

The interleague results are indicative only of the teams playing ability against those teams in the opposing league, and have no bearing on the placings or Climax Series'. The sponsor, Nippon Life, does hand out awards to players and teams based on their finishing in the Interleague standings, however.

Central League regular season standings[4]
Pos Team G W L T Pct. I Home Road
1 Hiroshima Toyo Carp 18 7 11 0 .389 4 5–4–0 2–7–0
2 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 18 12 6 0 .667 1 6–3–0 6–3–0
3 Yomiuri Giants 18 8 10 0 .444 2 4–5–0 4–5–0
4 Chunichi Dragons 18 7 11 0 .389 4 4–5–0 3–6–0
5 Yokohama DeNA Baystars 18 8 10 0 .444 2 6–3–0 2–7–0
6 Hanshin Tigers 18 6 11 1 .353 6 2–6–1 4–5–0
Pacific League regular season standings[5]
Pos Team G W L T Pct. I Home Road
1 Saitama Seibu Lions 18 10 8 0 .556 4 5–4–0 5–4–0
2 Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 18 11 7 0 .611 2 6–3–0 5–4–0
3 Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters 18 10 8 0 .556 4 6–3–0 4–5–0
4 Orix Buffaloes 18 11 6 1 .647 1 7–2–0 4–4–1
5 Chiba Lotte Marines 18 11 7 0 .611 2 6–3–0 5–4–0
6 Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 18 6 12 0 .333 6 3–6–0 3–6–0

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Climax Series[]

  First Stage     Final Stage     Japan Series
                           
  Central League     1  
  2        
  3         CL
      PL
  Pacific League     1    
  2      
  3  

Japan Series[]

See also[]

References[]