TOKOROZAWA, Saitama Pref. At least Daisuke Matsuzaka has the playoffs.

Making what is certain to be his final regular-season start at Invoice Seibu Dome, Matsuzaka came out blazing but looked lost by the third inning as the Chiba Lotte Marines roughed up the Seibu Lions and their ace in a 6-2 win Tuesday.

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