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|2018 Central League Climax Series|
|MVP||Ryosuke Kikuchi (Carp)|
The 2018 Central League Climax Series (CLCS) was a post-season playoff consisting of two consecutive series that determined who would represent the Central League in the Japan Series. The First Stage was a best-of-three series and the Final Stage was a best-of-six with the top seed being awarded a one-win advantage. The winner of the series advanced to the 2018 Japan Series, where they competed against the 2018 Pacific League Climax Series winner. The top three regular-season finishers played in the two series. The CLCS began with the first game of the First Stage on October 13.
Yomiuri Giants won the series, 2–0.
|1||October 13||Yomiuri Giants – 4, Tokyo Yakult Swallows – 1||Meiji Jingu Stadium||3:06||30,735|
|2||October 14||Yomiuri Giants – 4, Tokyo Yakult Swallows – 0||Meiji Jingu Stadium||2:40||30,798|
|WP: Koji Uehara (1–0) LP: Yasuhiro Ogawa (0–1) Sv: Shun Yamaguchi (1)|
YOM: Hayato Sakamoto (1)
|WP: Tomoyuki Sugano (1–0) LP: Juri Hara (0–1)|
YOM: Hisayoshi Chono (1), Casey McGehee (1), Yoshiyuki Kamei (1)
Hiroshima Toyo Carp won the series, 4–0.
|1||October 17||Yomiuri Giants – 1, Hiroshima Toyo Carp – 6||Mazda Stadium||3:07||31,311|
|2||October 18||Yomiuri Giants – 1, Hiroshima Toyo Carp – 4||Mazda Stadium||2:26||31,356|
|3||October 19||Yomiuri Giants – 1, Hiroshima Toyo Carp – 5||Mazda Stadium||3:02||31,371|
|WP: Daichi Osera (1–0) LP: Christopher Mercedes (0–1)|
HIR: Seiya Suzuki (1), Yoshihiro Maru (1)
|WP: Kris Johnson (1–0) LP: Seishu Hatake (0–1) Sv: Shota Nakazaki (1)|
HIR: Ryosuke Kikuchi (1)
|WP: Aren Kuri (1–0) LP: Nobutaka Imamura (0–1) Sv: Geronimo Franzua (1)|
HIR: Yoshihiro Maru (2)