Baseball: Wakui outpitches Chen, keeps Eagles in postseason hunt
Baseball: Wakui outpitches Chen, keeps Eagles in postseason hunt

Hideaki Wakui allowed a run over seven innings to outpitch major league veteran Chen Wei-Yin, as the third-place Rakuten Eagles beat the second-place Lotte Marines 4-1 in the Pacific League on Wednesday.The win moved the Eagles to within five games of the Marines and a spot in the postseason. With the season shortened due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the PL playoffs have been trimmed to a two-team single-stage battle instead of the three-team two-stage format it has used since 2004.Wakui (11-3) surrendered a home run on his first pitch but allowed only five more hits and two walks over s…

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