Baseball: Hawks punish Marines' mistakes, move 1 game from Japan Series

The SoftBank Hawks exploited their opponents’ defensive lapses to come from behind and win Game 1 of the Pacific League Climax Series over the Lotte Marines 4-3 on Saturday.In a season abbreviated due to the novel coronavirus, the PL trimmed its playoffs to a single best-of-five format. With the league champion Hawks receiving a one-win advantage and prevailing in the event of a tied series, a win or a tie in Sunday’s Game 2 will send SoftBank to its fourth straight Japan Series.Before 19,901 at PayPay Dome, the Hawks tied the game in the sixth inning through some daring base running and an er…

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