NISHINOMIYA, Hyogo Pref. — The Chiba Lotte Marines are on top of Japanese baseball for the first time in 31 years.

Lotte wrapped up a Japan Series sweep, beating the Hanshin Tigers 3-2 in Wednesday’s Game 4 at Koshien Stadium.

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