The Japan Series of professional baseball will open at Kyocera Dome Osaka on the 20th, and Orix, who won the Pacific League, and Yakult, who won the Central League, will face each other for the first time in 26 years.

In this year's professional baseball, Orix and Yakult, who won both leagues, won the final stage of the climax series undefeated and will play against each other in the Japan Series.

No advance notice was given for the first time in four years, and Orix declared that Satoshi Nakajima was the starting pitcher for the first game as ace pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto, but Yakult coach Shingo Takatsu did not reveal it.

Pitcher Yamamoto, the starting pitcher of Orix's first game, which will appear for the first time in 25 years, has won four major pitcher titles such as the most wins and the best ERA this season, and has also won a shutout victory in the climax series, giving momentum to the team. Pitching is expected.

Yutaro Sugimoto, the king of home runs, hit a home run in the climax series, and Masataka Yoshida, who won the top hitter for the second consecutive year, recovered from the fracture.

Yakult, who will be participating for the first time in six years, is expected to start in the first game as pitcher Yasunobu Okugawa, who marked the most nine wins in the team this season, has won the first shutout victory in the climax series.

It seems that if you control the throwing with Orix's ace, you can draw a big flow to the team.

The point is whether or not you can make an attack that connects Yasutaka Shiomi, who is in good shape with a batting average of 40% at the top of the team in the final stage, home run king of this season, and Munetaka Murakami, who is No. 4.

Twenty-six years before the last match between the two teams, in 1995, Yakult, led by Katsuya Nomura, defeated Orix, who has Ichiro Suzuki, with 4 wins and 1 loss, becoming the best in Japan.

The first round of the Japan Series will be played at Kyocera Dome Osaka at 6 pm, with Orix aiming to be the best in Japan for the first time in 25 years and Yakult for the first time in 20 years.