Japan beats Mexico 11-1 to settle for bronze at Premier12

TOKYO (AP) Sho Nakata and Nobuhiro Matsuda hit two-run homers in the second inning as Japan beat Mexico 11-1 to win the bronze medal at the Premier12 baseball tournament. The two homers were part of a seven-run outburst at Tokyo Dome that gave Japan an early 8-0 lead. Shogo Akiyama hit another two-run homer in the seventh inning and the game ended under the 10-run mercy rule....
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November 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Nakata powers Japan to 10-2 win over US at Premier12

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) Sho Nakata hit a tiebreaking three-run home run in the sixth inning Saturday to lead Japan to a 10-2 win over the United States in the Premier12 baseball tournament. Nakata broke a 2-2 tie with his second homer of the tournament. Nobuhiro Matsuda connected for a grand slam in the seventh. Top-ranked Japan improved to 4-0 and secured a spot in the quarterfinals...
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November 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Nakata leads Japan to 6-5 win over Mexico at Premier12

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) Sho Nakata drove in five runs, including the winning run in the ninth inning, to lead top-ranked Japan to a 6-5 walkoff win over Mexico in the Premier12 baseball tournament on Wednesday. Mexico tied the game in the top of the ninth but Nakata's line drive to center scored Tetsuto Yamada from second as Japan improved to 2-0. Nakata also hit a two-run homer...
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November 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Japan no-hits MLB All-Stars in 4-0 win in Game 3

TOKYO (AP) Takahiro Norimoto combined with three relievers on a no-hitter, and Japan beat the Major League Baseball All-Stars 4-0 on Saturday to take a 3-0 lead in their five-game series. Hayato Sakamoto and Sho Nakata each hit a two-run homer. Norimoto, who went 14-10 with a 3.02 ERA this season for the Rakuten Eagles, struck out six over five perfect innings to pick up the win...
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November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

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