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CHIBA LOTTE MARINES

Buffaloes pitcher Shunpeita Yamashita will be one of the hurlers trying to fill the void left by the departure of ace Yoshinobu Yamamoto.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Mar 28, 2024
Pacific League pennant set to be tight race as Buffaloes chase dynasty in 2024
The Buffaloes path to a fourth straight title is fraught with peril as the Hawks gather their forces for a renewed push for the PL crown.
Lotte Marines manager Masato Yoshii (left) watches as ace pitcher Roki Sasaki throws in spring training in Ishigaki, Okinawa, in February 2023.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Mar 12, 2024
Lotte Marines manager touts benefits of higher learning
After a 24-year pro career, the former player went to university to study coaching theory.
The Marines' Roki Sasaki pitches in the bullpen during spring camp in Okinawa on Thursday.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / NPB NOTEBOOK
Feb 9, 2024
Roki Sasaki gets back to business after weeks of speculation about future
After weeks of rampant rumors, the "Monster of the Reiwa Era" is back to the business of baseball, and the MLB questions are back on the shelf for now.
Marines ace Roki Sasaki speaks during a news conference in Chiba on Saturday.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Jan 27, 2024
Marines and ace Sasaki deny discord over MLB ambitions
The 22-year-old agreed to terms Friday on his contract with Lotte for the upcoming season, just six days before the start of spring training.
Roki Sasaki pitches during a World Baseball Classic group stage game against the Czech Republic at Tokyo Dome in March 2023.
BASEBALL
Jan 26, 2024
Roki Sasaki and Marines end contract standoff
The 22-year-old had been the subject of several media reports claiming he had demanded Lotte allow him to sign with an MLB team.
Orix Buffaloes players celebrate after the team clinched its third straight trip to the Japan Series on Saturday in Osaka.
BASEBALL
Oct 21, 2023
Buffaloes down Marines to set up all-Kansai Japan Series
The win booked the Buffaloes' third straight trip to the Japan Series.
Dan Serafini pitches in a game for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2000.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Oct 21, 2023
Former Marines pitcher Dan Serafini faces murder charge in U.S.
Serafini, 49, also faces an attempted murder charge in connection with the 2021 incident in which his wife's father was fatally shot.
Hanshin Tigers celebrate after the team booked a spot in the Japan Series with a 4-2 win over the Hiroshima Carp on Friday at Koshien Stadium.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Oct 20, 2023
Tigers sweep past Carp on way to first Japan Series in nine years
The win in front of their frenzied fans at historic Koshien Stadium near Osaka earned the Tigers their first Japan Series berth since 2014.
The Buffaloes' Kotaro Kurebayashi (left), Yuma Mune (second from left), Yutaro Sugimoto and Kenya Wakatsuki pose after their win over the Marines at Kyocera Dome Osaka on Wednesday.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Oct 19, 2023
Buffaloes rally past Marines in PLCS final stage opener
The Buffaloes took a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series as they entered it with a one-win advantage as the league champions.
Lotte's Hiromi Oka slides home to score the winning run against SoftBank in Game 3 of the PL Climax Series first stage in Chiba on Monday.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Oct 17, 2023
Marines and Carp hope to maintain Climax Series momentum
The CL and PL league champions, the Hanshin Tigers and Orix Buffaloes, will enter the fray with places in the Japan Series on the line.
Hawks reliever Ryosuke Otsu (left) is comforted on the mount by pitching coach Kazumi Saito after surrendering the game-winning run against the Marines in Game 3 of the first stage of the PL Climax Series in Chiba on Monday.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / NPB NOTEBOOK
Oct 17, 2023
Hawks relievers and coaches endure agony of 10th-inning collapse
That bell tolled for Yuki Tsumori and Ryosuke Otsu on Monday night at Zozo Marine Stadium as they allowed four pitches in the bottom of the 10th inning.
Lotte celebrates after its come-from-behind win over the Hawks to win the first stage of the Climax Series in Chiba on Monday.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Oct 17, 2023
Marines advance to PLCS final stage with walk-off win
The Marines will face the first-place Orix Buffaloes in the best-of-seven final stage beginning Wednesday at Kyocera Dome Osaka.
Hawks starter Kohei Arihara pitches against the Marines in Game 2 during the first stage of the Pacific League Climax Series at Zozo Marine Stadium in Chiba on Sunday.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Oct 15, 2023
Hawks bounce back to even series against Marines
Kohei Arihara threw six innings of one-run ball and the Hawks backed him up with a few timely hits to extend their season.
The Marines' Roki Sasaki pitches against the Hawks in Game 1 of the PLCS First Stage at Zozo Marine Stadium in Chiba on Saturday.
BASEBALL
Oct 14, 2023
Marines too much for Hawks in Game 1 of Climax Series
The Marines can advance to the final stage against the PL champion Orix Buffaloes with a victory.
Hisanori Yasuda (right) returns to the Lotte bench after his fourth-inning solo home run against Rakuten in Sendai on Tuesday.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Oct 11, 2023
Marines clinch playoffs and eliminate Eagles in do-or-die game
Marines skipper Masato Yoshii credited his players for maintaining their focus down the stretch of a tough playoff race.
Orix's Yutaro Sugimoto hits his second home run of the day against the Marines at Zozo Marine Stadium in Chiba on Saturday.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Oct 8, 2023
Buffaloes delay Marines' march into playoffs
Yutaro Sugimoto recorded his first multi-homer game of the season to put Lotte's Climax Series aspirations on hold.
The Hawks celebrate their win over the Marines at Chiba's Zozo Marine Stadium on Monday.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Sep 26, 2023
Veteran Tsuyoshi Wada pitches Hawks to big win over Marines
The one-sided result at Zozo Marine Stadium leaves Lotte a game behind second-place SoftBank.
The Eagles' Hiroaki Shimauchi has helped key the team's second-half resurgence.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / NPB NOTEBOOK
Sep 25, 2023
Pacific League playoff race set for frantic finish
Three Pacific League teams are fighting for two playoff spots as the season nears its conclusion.
The Buffaloes celebrate after clinching their third straight Pacific League pennant at Kyocera Dome on Wednesday night.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Sep 20, 2023
Buffaloes clinch third straight Pacific League pennant
The Orix Buffaloes became the first Pacific League team to win three straight championships since 1994.
Orix's Yutaro Sugimoto drives in a run against the Marines with his first-inning single at Kyocera Dome Osaka on Tuesday.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Sep 20, 2023
Buffaloes beat Marines, cutting magic number to 2
The PL leaders extended their margin over the second-place Marines to 13.5 games.

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