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Baseball / Japanese Baseball Jan 14, 2019

Lotte acquires ex-BayStars pitcher Brandon Mann

The Chiba Lotte Marines have acquired former Yokohama BayStars pitcher Brandon Mann for next season, the Pacific League club said Monday. The 34-year-old Mann, who played with the Texas Rangers in the major leagues last year, agreed to terms worth an estimated $200,000 (about ¥21.6 ...

Lotte signs former major league pitcher Josh Ravin

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Jan 7, 2019

Lotte signs former major league pitcher Josh Ravin

The Chiba Lotte Marines have acquired former major league pitcher Josh Ravin for next season, the Pacific League club said Monday. The 30-year-old Ravin, who played with the Atlanta Braves last year, agreed to terms worth an estimated $800,000 (about ¥87.2 million). The Marines hope ...

Fighters hold off Marines at Sapporo Dome

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Oct 10, 2018

Fighters hold off Marines at Sapporo Dome

Starter Bryan Rodriguez battled through five innings before the bullpen took care of the rest as the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters held on for a 5-4 win over the Chiba Lotte Marines in the Pacific League on Wednesday night. Dominican right-hander Rodriguez improved to 3-2 ...

Lions clinch Pacific League pennant

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Sep 30, 2018

Lions clinch Pacific League pennant

The Seibu Lions clinched their first Pacific League pennant in 10 years on Sunday despite losing 4-1 to the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters. The Lions, who had won 12-straight games to lower their magic number to one before losing on Saturday, lost their second straight ...