Baseball: Swallows Come Alive In Rout Of Marines

Baseball: Swallows come alive in rout of MarinesLeft-hander Masanori Ishikawa pitched seven innings of one-run ball, Yuhei Takai homered and drove in five runs, and the Yakult Swallows thumped the Lotte Marines 14-3 as the two clubs wrapped up their final interleague game on Wednesday.

Each of the Swallows' starting nine had at least one hit in the 15-hit onslaught at Jingu Stadium. Yakult's 14 runs were the most for the team in a game this season.

Hirokazu Tanaka had a two-run triple to key a five-run fourth among his two hits, and Akinori Iwamura drove in two runs in a 2-for-3 outing, featuring a run-scoring double in the three-run fifth.