Jose Fernandez drilled a three-run homer and starter Shunsuke Watanabe pitched his fourth complete game for the win as the Lotte Marines beat the Orix BlueWave 5-1 at Chiba Marine Stadium in the final Pacific League game of the season.
Fernandez became the first Lotte player in 13 years to hit over 30 homers (32) and bat above .300 (.303).
BlueWave center fielder Yoshotomo Tani went 3-for-3 and became the first right-handed PL batter in 17 years to average .350.
Carp 8, Swallows 7
Kazunori Okagami led off the ninth with his first career homer to tie the game and Hiroshima scored the winning run on a wild pitch in the ninth as the Carp edged Yakult with a “sayonara” win at Hiroshima Stadium.
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