Baseball: Marines end postseason drought with win over Lions

Yudai Fujioka hit a tie-breaking home run as the Lotte Marines booked their first Pacific League playoff appearance in four years with an 8-2 win over the Seibu Lions on Sunday.Fujioka’s fourth home run of the season snapped a 2-2 fourth-inning tie as an eight-pitcher parade kept the Lions off the scoreboard after the second inning.”I am so happy to be able to clinch our spot in the Climax Series here with our fans,” Fujioka said.The result sends the Marines to Fukuoka for a best-of-five series against the league champion SoftBank Hawks starting from Saturday for the right to play in the Japan…

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