• Kyodo


Designated hitter Lee Seung Yeop hit a tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning Wednesday as the first-place Chiba Lotte Marines edged the Orix Buffaloes 4-3 to extend their winning streak to six games in the Pacific League.

Lee drove a two-out solo shot off Tsuyoshi Kikuchihara (0-1) into the right-field stands of Chiba Marine Stadium after Orix came back from a three-run deficit to tie the game in the seventh on an RBI single by Hiroaki Onishi and a two-run single from pinch-hitter Daisuke Hayakawa.

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