Marine Corps star Rocky Sasaki lost in response to mound

Rocky Sasaki returned to the league for the first time in over a month, but was knocked out in the sixth inning and defeated when the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles beat the Chiba Lotte Marines 5-4 in the Pacific League on Wednesday.

20-year-old Sasaki (6-2), who in April became Japan’s youngest pitcher to have a flawless game, allowed five runs in 5⅓ innings.

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