Baseball: Nakamura grand slam slows Hawks' pennant push

Takeya Nakamura’s eighth-inning grand slam brought the Seibu Lions from behind in a 4-1 win over the SoftBank Hawks on Saturday, snapping their winning streak at 12 games and slowing their pursuit of the Pacific League pennant.Although they have won the last three Japan Series, the Hawks have not won the PL championship since 2017. Their magic number to clinch the pennant, however, dropped to three when the second-place Lotte Marines lost their sixth straight game.Trailing 1-0 in the eighth at PayPay Dome, the Lions got a gift from reliever Livan Moinelo (2-3). The normally reliable lefty issu…

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