Baseball: Hawks rally past Marines, advance to Japan Series

Akira Nakamura swatted a pair of two-run homers to help lift the SoftBank Hawks to a 6-4 come-from-behind win over the Lotte Marines in Game 2 of the Pacific League Climax Series on Sunday.The Pacific League champions clinched their fourth straight Japan Series berth with the win, which followed their 4-3 comeback victory in Game 1 on Saturday. As pennant holders, they started the best-of-five Climax Series with a one-game advantage.The Hawks were outhit by the Marines but the visitors were held down by SoftBank’s bullpen and unable to capitalize on numerous scoring opportunities, including a …

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