Baseball: Playoff hopefuls Lotte, Rakuten tie 3-3
Baseball: Playoff hopefuls Lotte, Rakuten tie 3-3

Ikuhiro Kiyota got the Lotte Marines off to a quick start with an early two-run blast, but the Pacific League’s second-place club had to settle for a 3-3, 10-inning tie Sunday against fellow playoff hopefuls the Rakuten Eagles.Kiyota put the Marines on the board in the first inning with two out and two strikes against right-hander Ryota Takinaka, sending his 142-kilometer fastball high over the left field wall at Zozo Marine Stadium to score Katsuya Kakunaka.The fourth-place Eagles tied things up the following inning. Ryosuke Tatsumi drove in Yoshiaki Watanabe with a triple to center field off…

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