Baseball: Lotte scores 3 runs in 9th to beat PL-leading SoftBank

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The Lotte Marines scored three ninth-inning runs to defeat the Pacific League-leading SoftBank Hawks 3-0 on Tuesday. Two days after Roki Sasaki threw a perfect game, Lotte had another shutout using three pitchers. Lefty Enny Romero scattered three hits over seven innings, before a scoreless inning each from Yuji Nishino (1-1) and closer Naoya Masuda at Nagasaki prefectural baseball stadium. In his 600th Nippon Professional Baseball appearance, Masuda was made to sweat in the ninth after he let two on with a single and an error from his teammate. But the right-hander escaped the jam to secure h...

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