Hotaka Yamakawa hit a game-winning double and Keisuke Honda had a solid start, as the Seibu Lions beat the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 3-2 on Sunday to clinch their series.

Honda scattered four hits, pitching into the sixth inning, after Takeya Nakamura drove in two early runs at Rakuten Seimei Park Miyagi. The third baseman also drew a clutch walk in the eighth to put a runner in scoring position to help set up Yamakawa.

In the first, Lions' leadoff man Shogo Akiyama drew a walk and reached second on Tomoya Mori's grounder after shortstop Eigoro Mogi missed a throw covering second.