In professional baseball and the Pacific League, 2nd place Lotte defeated 1st place Orix 6 to 1 on the night of the 14th, and the magic number "9" to win was lit for the first time.

Lotte's magic number has been lit for the first time in 51 years.

Roki Sasaki 6th inning with no runs and good throw

Lotte in 2nd place was behind the leader Orix by 1.5 games with 62 wins and 51 losses and 19 draws by the 13th.

Then, on the night of the 14th, if I won or drew in the match against Orix at Kyocera Dome Osaka, the magic number would light up for the first time.

In the game, Lotte took the lead with 3 points in the timely 2 base of Laird player No. 4 in the 1st time, and after that, he continued to score and widened the lead to 5-0 by the 3rd inning.

Starting pitcher Roki Sasaki, who started the game in the second year, pitched well with no runs in the 6th inning, centering on a straight with the fastest speed of 158km, and won 6 to 1.

Lotte won the direct confrontation with Orix for the second time in a row, and the magic number "9" to win the championship was lit for the first time in the 133rd game.

It is the first time in 51 years since 1970 that the magic number was lit on Lotte, excluding the time when the winning team was decided in the first half and the second half.

Director Iguchi "I'm not very conscious"

Lotte coach Tadahito Iguchi, whose magic number "9" was lit in the remaining 10 games of the season, said, "I'm not so conscious of it because it's almost the same as the number of games remaining, but I hope I can have a good fight in 10 more games." I was talking plainly.

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