Nakamura's sayonara single keeps Japan unbeaten

Nov 16, 2015

Nakamura's sayonara single keeps Japan unbeaten

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Samurai Japan, which had already secured a quarterfinal berth and first place in Group B at the Premier 12, ended the preliminary stage with an unbeaten record after a 6-5 win over Venezuela at Taoyuan International Stadium on Sunday night. Late substitute Akira Nakamura ...

Japan hammers U.S. to book spot in quarterfinals

Nov 15, 2015

Japan hammers U.S. to book spot in quarterfinals

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Samurai Japan clobbered the United States and clinched a quarterfinal berth at the Premier 12 in the process. Sho Nakata, Yoshitomo Tsutsugo and Nobuhiro Matsuda stepped up offensively and Japan scored nine runs across the sixth and seventh innings of a lopsided 10-2 victory ...

Japan beats Mexico on sayonara single

Nov 12, 2015

Japan beats Mexico on sayonara single

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Samurai Japan earned its second win ― its first since arriving in Taiwan ― through a hard-fought battle. Slugger Sho Nakata hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth as Japan defeated Mexico 6―5 at Tien-Mou Stadium on Wednesday night in a ...

Japan rallies past Puerto Rico in ninth

Nov 7, 2015

Japan rallies past Puerto Rico in ninth

Shogo Akiyama reached base five times, drove in the tying run and scored the game-winner in the ninth inning as Samurai Japan overcame a two-run deficit to beat Puerto Rico 3-2 in their second Premier 12 warm-up game on Friday. The Seibu Lions leadoff ...