On October 23, 2016 — 2016 – For the first time, video replay is used in a Japan Series for plays at home. With a 1 – 1 tie in the 6th inning of Game 2 of the 2016 Japan Series, Ryosuke Kikuchi of the Hiroshima Carp singles and Kosuke Tanaka races home from second. Nippon Ham Fighters C Shota Ono tags him at the plate and Tanaka is ruled out. On replay, though, Tanaka is called safe, starting a four-run frame for Hiroshima. Yusuke Nomura and three relievers combine to hold the Fighters to four hits as the Carp go up, two games to none.
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