Baseball: Marines, Giants advance to the Climax Series' final stages

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The Pacific League's Lotte Marines and the Central League's Yomiuri Giants advanced to the final stages of Japan's Climax Series playoffs Sunday, the Marines with a 4-4 home tie against the Rakuten Eagles and the Giants with a 4-2 win on the road over the Hanshin Tigers. By tying Game 2 at Zozo Marine Stadium after winning Game 1, second-place Lotte ensured the third-place Eagles could do no better than tie the three-game series, which is hosted by the higher-ranked team and won by them in the case of a deadlock. The Giants, who finished third in the CL, needed a win or two ties to advance to ...

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