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

Japan beats Dominican Republic 4-2 in Premier12 baseball

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) Sho Nakata drove in two runs in the eighth inning for Japan to beat the Dominican Republic 4-2 and remain unbeaten in Premier12 baseball on Thursday. Nakata, who drove in five runs in the 6-5 win over Mexico on Wednesday, came through again with a clutch single down the third base line as top-ranked Japan improved to 3-0. The Dominican Republic is 0-3. Hwang...
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November 12, 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

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