Baseball: Mima, Yasuda keep Marines in thick of playoff race

Manabu Mima allowed an unearned run over 7-2/3 innings and Hisanori Yasuda’s two-run double brought the Lotte Marines from behind in a critical 6-1 Pacific League win over the SoftBank Hawks on Thursday.The Marines moved within a half-game of the second-place Seibu Lions. Due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, only the new league champions, the Hawks, and the PL’s second-place team will take part in the best-of-five playoffs starting Nov. 14 in Fukuoka. The Lions have four games left and the Marines three.”Every game is now a must-win situation for us,” Mima said. “I want to win them all so we…

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