...The Lions scored 3 runs in the top of the 9th to beat the Rakuten Eagles on Saturday, 6-4. And they did on four consecutive hits with one out. Down 4-3 in the 9th with Kazuo Fukumori on the mound for the Eagles:
Pinch-hitter Tatsuyuki Uemoto singled to center; Tomoaki Sato singled into left, runners on first and second; Yasuyuki Kataoka doubled to left to tie the game at 4, runners on second and third; Takumi Kuriyama singled to right to give the Lions a 5-4 lead, runners on first and third; Juan Morillo entered the game at this point for the Eagles; and Hiroyuki Nakajima hit a sac fly to right to drive in the 3rd and final run of the inning.
Dee Brown's 3-run homer in the 6th was also big, as Hisashi Iwakuma had kept the Lions to just one hit over the first 5 innings.