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The Chiba Lotte Marines belted out five runs off three Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks relievers in the eighth inning and snapped their five-game losing streak on Sunday with a 7-5 win over the Pacific League leaders.

SoftBank’s Robert Suarez (1-5) took the loss after facing just four batters in the eighth at Yafuoku Dome. With runners on first and second, one out in a 4-2 game, Alfredo Despaigne grounded deep to short for a single and bowled over Hawks first baseman Seiichi Uchikawa, who spilled the ball, allowing a run to score.

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