Baseball: Giants clinch franchise's 47th pennant

The Yomiuri Giants clinched the 47th league championship in franchise history on Thursday, following a tie by their nearest rivals, the second-place Hanshin Tigers.With the Tigers’ tie, the Giants only needed a tie of their own at Tokyo Dome, and began celebrating when the Yakult Swallows failed to score in the top of the 10th and final inning.The pennant, in a season limited by the novel coronavirus pandemic to 120 games, is the Giants’ 38th since Japan’s two-league system was inaugurated in 1950. It is their ninth under manager Tatsunori Hara.Because the CL eliminated its postseason playoffs…

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