Marines overtake Lviv in ninth place

Akito Takabe’s RBI single completed a three-time ninth inning draw that saw the Chiba Lotte Marines take the Seibu Lions 5-4 on Thursday.

The top five teams in the Pacific League were tightly rallied, and Lotte’s win at Zozo Marine Stadium put the fourth-place Marines just 2.5 games behind the league-leading Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks.

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