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Chiba Lotte Marines: April 3, 2010

by on Apr.03, 2010 @ 11:33 pm, under NPB

...From Saturday's game against the Orix Buffaloes:

...The Marines beat the Buffaloes, 10-4.  They have now won their first four consecutive series to start the season

...Takashi Ogino continues to impress.

Final line: 2-for-3, R, RBI - ground out to second, single to left, walk, single to right, sac fly to center.

...Tae-Kyun Kim capped off a 4-hit day with a home run in the top of the 9th.

Final line: 4-for-4, 2 R, 2 RBI - single to center, double to left, walk, single to center, solo homer.

...The Marines sent 13 players to the plate in the 4th and scored 7 runs.  That's 6-for-9 with two doubles, one homer, one HBP, three walks, and one strikeout.  Both Ogino (single, walk) and Kim (double, walk) reached base twice in the inning.

...Shunsuke Watanabe started his third game of the year and recorded his first complete game of the year.

Final line: 9 IP, 38 BF, 148 NP, 10 H, 7 SO, 1 BB, 4 R,  4 ER.

...The Marines found themselves in a first place (for the first time since 7/5/2007) tie with the Orix Buffaloes after their game on Friday.  With their win against the Buffaloes on Saturday, they now have sole possession of first place.