YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Marquinhos and Manabu Saito scored in the first half Saturday as Yokohama F Marinos beat J-League leaders Omiya Ardija 2-1.
Marquinhos headed the opener in the 21st minute and Saito doubled the advantage with his second goal of the season with 10 minutes left in the first half at Nissan Stadium.
Tomoki Imai pulled one back for Omiya in stoppage time.
In other matches, Yojiro Takahagi scored in the 50th as defending champion Sanfrecce Hiroshima beat Cerezo Osaka 1-0 to move into second place on 33 points, three behind Omiya.
Kawasaki Frontale thrashed third-place Urawa Reds 4-0 with goals by Kengo Nakamura, Renato, Masaki Yamamoto and Yoshito Okubo. Shonan Bellmare beat Ventforet Kofu 1-0.
Jungo Fujimoto scored in the 81st as Nagoya Grampus beat Sagan Tosu 3-2. Josh Kennedy and Keiji Tamada also scored for Nagoya.
Kazuma Watanabe, Hideto Takahashi and Lucas scored as FC Tokyo beat Albirex Niigata 3-0 while Yasuhiro Hiraoka scored a pair of goals as Shimizu S-Pulse beat Oita Trinita 3-1.
Cleo scored both goals as Kashiwa Reysol edged Kashima Antlers 2-1. Vegalta Sendai and Jubilo Iwata finished 1-1.