The Lions lost to the Chiba Lotte Marines last night, 9-4. That loss dropped the Lions into third place, a day after they dropped into second place. The loss was also the team's 6th in a row since a 9-3 victory on the 17th against the Chiba Lotte Marines.
The last time the Lions lost 6 in a row was back in September of 2008.
In other team news:
Kimiyasu Kudo pitched at Seibu Dome for the Lions last night. That marked the first time he made an appearance at Seibu Dome wearing a Lions uniform since 10/10/1994. Too bad his night didn't go over so well: Kudo gave up 4 runs (all earned) on 2 hits and 2 walks over 0.2 innings of work.