=== 4/2/2010 3:25am JST
...The won their third consecutive series to start the year. The last time they did that was in 1969, back when the club was still called the Lotte Orions.
=== 11:17pm JST
...From Thursday's game against the Rakuten Eagles:
...The Marines beat the Eagles, 3-2.
...The Eagles managed to quiet down the top of the order, holing Tsuyoshi Nishioka (0-for-4) and Takashi Ogino (1-for-4) to just one hit over 8 at bats.
...Tadahito Iguchi walked three times in the game and finished 0-for-1: ground out to short, walk, walk, walk.
...Two walks, a hit, a sac fly, and a double led to all the runs the Marines would need.
...Hidetaka Kawagoe started the game for the Marines and held the Eagles to two runs over 5 innings of work.
Kawagoe's final line: 5 IP, 22 BF, 87 NP, 7 H, 5 SO, 2 R, 2 ER.