Baseball: Kishi, Watanabe crush former team as Eagles stun Lions

Two former Lions, pitcher Takayuki Kishi and infielder Naoto Watanabe, dealt their old team a costly defeat in the Rakuten Eagles’ 4-2 win over Seibu on Friday.The Lions, fighting for the Pacific League’s second and final playoff spot, fell into a tie for second place with the idle Lotte Marines. Both teams have three games left to play. If the two teams finish the season tied, the Lions will advance to the postseason based on the two teams’ head-to-head record this season.Kishi (7-0) struck out 11 while allowing six hits and a walk over the distance.Watanabe, a player-coach who will retire at…

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