Rakuten Eagles pitcher Masahiro Tanaka hurls the ball against a Yomiuri Giants on the way to win the Japan Series professional baseball championship at Sendai in Miyagi prefecture, northern Japan on November 3, 2013. Pacific League champion Eagles beat Central League champion Giants in the game 7 of the best-of-seven series.    AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS    JAPAN OUT        (Photo credit should read JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)