Monday, 8th November 2010
Baseball game ends in unusual tie
A baseball game has ended in a draw despite being the longest game ever played in the Japan Series.
The Chiba Lotte Marines and Chunichi Dragons played a total of 15 innings at the Nagoyo Dome but the match ended in a 2-2 tie.
Both sides remained unsatisfied with the results, although the Marines are now leading the series 3-2, reports the Japan Times.
Dragons manager Hiromitsu Ochiai said: "We didn't win, that's the bottom line. If we didn't lose, we would have another chance. If we win tomorrow, we'll have another game the next day."
The game lasted a total of five hours and 43 minutes - making it the longest game in the 61-years of the Japan Series. The previous record was set by a game between the Hankyu Braves and the Hiroshima Carp in 1975 which lasted four hours and 49 minutes.
The Chunichi Dragons has won the central league title a total of seven times.
Written by Kimberley Homer.
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