Baseball: Marines help rising star Sasaki to 4th win

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Roki Sasaki got plenty of help from his teammates as he allowed a run over seven innings in the Lotte Marines' 4-1 Pacific League win over the Orix Buffaloes on Friday. The 20-year-old struck out seven batters and allowed six hits without issuing a walk at Kyocera Dome to improve to 4-0, with three of those wins, including his April 10 perfect game, coming against defending PL champion Orix. "Even though they hit me, I was able to pitch well...and just hang on enough to get through seven innings," Sasaki said. Leadoff man Akito Takabe singled twice, walked twice, stole three bases and scored L...

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