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Hawks soar high

The Yomiuri Shimbun

The Yomiuri Shimbun Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks skipper Kimiyasu Kudo gets the traditional celebratory toss from his players after his team secured a place in the Japan Series by winning the final stage of the Pacific League Climax Series on Sunday at Fukuoka Yahuoku! Dome. The Hawks, who finished first in the PL, defeated the third-place Tohoku Rakuten Eagles 7-0 to win the best-of-7 series 4-2 and make the Japan Series for the first time in two years.Speech

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