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Thursday, November 25, 2021

Adam Jones homers in ninth to keep Buffaloes alive in Japan Series

Adam Jones spoiled the title celebration the Tokyo Yakult Swallows were planning to have on manager Shingo Takatsu’s birthday, but he did give his fellow former major leaguer a gift.

A ticket to Kobe for Game 6.

Jones hit a tiebreaking pinch-hit home run to lead off the top of the ninth and the Orix Buffaloes avoided elimination with a 6-5 win over the Tokyo Yakult Swallows in Game 5 of the Japan Series at Tokyo Dome on Thursday night.

“I’m just trying to do anything I can to help the team, and I’m glad I finally was able to come through,” Jones said.

Jones drew a walk that helped spark the Buffaloes’ three-run rally in the bottom of the ninth in Game 1, but struck out swinging in his next three pinch-hit appearances Games 2, 3 and 4. He went to the plate to start the ninth against Yakult closer Scott McGough on Thursday with Tokyo Dome still rocking after Tetsuto Yamada’s game-tying three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 25, 2021 at 12:14 PM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Starring Bradley Scotchman as RMc Posted: November 27, 2021 at 09:22 AM (#6054764)
Yes, folks, baseball is STILL GOING ON in Japan! (Why don't they show these games in America?)
   2. Starring Bradley Scotchman as RMc Posted: November 27, 2021 at 09:27 AM (#6054765)
Actually, the series just ended Saturday morning. (Congratulations, Swallows!)
   3. jingoist Posted: November 27, 2021 at 09:54 AM (#6054770)
Nice to see Adam have some end of career fireworks......he sure provided them to the Orioles for many years.
   4. vortex of dissipation Posted: November 27, 2021 at 12:35 PM (#6054803)
Yes, folks, baseball is STILL GOING ON in Japan!


That's because of a unique circumstance - NPB took a month-long break in the middle of the season to allow their players to participate in the Tokyo Olympic Games.

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