The Buffaloes and Marines started last week in a virtual tie for first place in the Pacific League (although Lotte was technically in first since they had a slightly better winning percentage) and as luck would have it they played each other in a three game series in Kobe from Tuesday through Thursday. Each game was one of those tight, low scoring games that are always so much fun in a pennant race (especially if it's not one of your teams playing).
On Tuesday the Marines got out to an early 3-0 lead after two innings but the Buffaloes scored a run in bottom of the third. No more runs were scored until pinch hitter Seiichiro Ohshita led off the bottom of the eighth by doing this:
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