Five games were played in professional baseball on the 20th, and the game difference widened to 3.5 as the Pacific League leader Lotte won and the second-placed Orix lost.

Pacific League

▼ Nippon-Ham vs. Lotte, Lotte won 1-0.

Lotte took the lead in the 6th inning with Fujiwara's sacrifice fly and defended this lead with four pitcher relays.

Starting pitcher Ishikawa has hit three hits in six innings, and is the third win since May with no runs.

Lotte has decided to win the match against Nippon-Ham for the third consecutive year.

In Nippon-Ham, starting pitcher Kono scored one goal in the middle of the seventh inning, but there was no support from the batting line.

▼ In Orix vs. Seibu, Seibu won 6-4.

Seibu scored 3 points in the 3rd inning with Wu's No. 8 solo and Nakamura's 2 points timely.

In the 5th inning, Mori added 3 points with a 2-point timely two-base.

Starting pitcher Takahashi pitched 8 times and scored 4 goals, but his 11th win, which is his most.

Seibu stopped the losing streak at 3.

In Orix, starting pitcher Honda collapsed with 6 goals in the middle of the 5th inning, and the winning streak stopped at 3.

▼ Rakuten vs. Softbank, Softbank won 5-4.

Softbank caught up with Despaigne's No. 4 Touran in the 4th inning, chasing 3 points, and in the 5th inning, Kurihara's No. 15 Touran reversed to 4-3, and Taisei Makihara added points in a timely manner.

The second pitcher, Matsumoto, won the second win with no runs in the third inning, and the closer Mori was the ninth save since April 29th.

Softbank stopped the losing streak with a draw at 5.

In Rakuten, starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka couldn't keep the lead in the early stages, and he was the sixth defeat with five goals in the fifth inning.

Central League

▼ Yakult vs. Hiroshima drew 2-2.

Yakult made a chance with consecutive hits by Miyamoto and Kawabata, both of whom were appointed as substitutes from 1 out in the 8th inning of 0 to 2, and Shiomi and Aoki tied in a continuous timely manner.

In the 5th inning, Ishihara's No. 3 solo and Ryosuke Kikuchi's No. 14 solo took the lead in two consecutive home runs, but starting pitcher Morishita was overtaken by four consecutive hits in the eighth inning.

▼ DeNA vs. China-Japan, DeNA won 6-0.

DeNA scored two goals in the first inning with Kuwahara's two consecutive home runs, No. 12 solo, and Miyazaki's timely two-base. In the second inning, Kuwahara's timely two base, Yamato's timely, and Sano's timely two base added three points. The starting pitcher Romero hit a ground ball and stole four double plays, and the first complete game in Japan was shut out for the third win. DeNA has risen to 4th place with 3 consecutive victories.

In the middle of the day, starting pitcher Ogasawara hit 9 hits in the 5th inning and scored 6 goals. With 4 consecutive losses, he is back in 5th place.