Marines score record 15 runs in 1 inning

Updated: June 11, 2009, 2:18 PM ET
Associated Press

CHIBA, Japan -- Bobby Valentine's Chiba Lotte Marines broke out of a hitting slump with a Japanese professional baseball record of 15 runs in one inning.

Lotte sent 20 batters to the plate in the bottom of the sixth inning when the team had 12 hits, including 11 singles. The Marines defeated the Hiroshima Carp 23-2 on Thursday.

The previous record for the most runs in an inning was 14. Valentine, who led the New York Mets to the World Series in 2000, is in his seventh season with the ...

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