Baseball: Marines knock Tanaka, Eagles out of PL lead

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Shogo Nakamura did the bulk of the damage against Masahiro Tanaka and the Rakuten Eagles' bullpen on Saturday, paving the way for a 3-1 Lotte Marines win that knocked their opponents off the top of the Pacific League standings. Nakamura doubled in the only run the Marines could manage against Tanaka over seven innings, and then homered to open Lotte's eighth off reliever Hiroyuki Fukuyama (0-2) to break a 1-1 tie at Chiba's Zozo Marine Stadium. The home run was Nakamura's second of the year. He also singled and doubled for the hosts. Brandon Laird followed Nakamura in the eighth with his 10th ...

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