Eagles win Pool B in Asia Series


The Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles topped Group B of the Asia Series with a 6-3 win against the Canberra Cavalry on Sunday.

The Japan Series champions scored three runs in the top of the second inning thanks to Shota Koseki’s bases-loaded double before adding a run each in the third, fifth and eighth.

Satoshi Nagai allowed three earned runs in five innings for the win.

The Eagles, who beat the EDA Rhinos 6-1 on Friday, face the runnersup from Pool A in Tuesday’s semifinals, either the Samsung Lions or the Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions.