Baseball: Iwashita, four solo homers lift Marines past Eagles

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Seven strong innings from Daiki Iwashita and four solo home runs propelled the Lotte Marines to an 8-1 win over the Rakuten Eagles on Monday, moving them above their Pacific League rivals to joint second in the standings. Iwashita (7-4) won his third straight start, allowing his only run in the third inning to Ryosuke Tatsumi that briefly tied the game. The right-hander scattered four further hits and issued a walk, striking out five at Zozo Marine Stadium in a 90-pitch effort. His opposite number Naoto Nishiguchi (1-1) was charged with six runs, half of them home runs with Leonys Martin in th...

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