The Lions beat the fighters and continued to fight for the first place

Aito Takeda scored a goal and drove another Monday as the Seibu Lions continued their pursuit of the Pacific League pennant with a 5-1 victory over the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters.

The Lions, who started the day half-way behind the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks in the race for the Premier League lead, won the series 2-1 over the last-placed fighters at the Sapporo Dome.

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