Baseball: Swallows, Buffaloes clinch Japan Series berth

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The Pacific League champion Orix Buffaloes and Central League champion Yakult Swallows both came from behind to book their Japan Series berths on Friday. Both teams entered Friday's Game 3 of their leagues' Climax Series final stage needing only a tie to advance. The Swallows held on to a 2-2 tie against the Yomiuri Giants, while the Buffaloes ended their series with the Lotte Marines in dramatic and unusual fashion when Yuya Oda's ninth-inning single ended the game in a 3-3 "sayonara" walk-off tie. The Marines, who finished second in the regular season, took a 1-0 third-inning lead at Kyocera...

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