• Kyodo


Kazuya Fukuura hit a two-out, bases-clearing double to snap a fifth-inning tie Tuesday, propelling the Chiba Lotte Marines to their longest winning streak in 45 years with a 4-3 triumph over the Rakuten Eagles.

Fukuura’s clutch hitting made it 4-1 and the Marines held on for their 11th straight victory after the last-place Eagles closed to within a run in the seventh on back-to-back RBI singles by Akihito Fujii and Tadaharu Sakai at Chiba Marine Stadium.

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