• Kyodo


Japan attacked with double-digit hits for the second straight day as it brushed aside China 16-1 on Wednesday to remain undefeated after three preliminary-round games in Group B at the 2003 Baseball World Cup.

Takashi Yoshiura of Nissan Motors hit a pair of three-run homers on a 3-for-4 day while Yosuke Shinomiya, Yasuyuki Saigo and Yuki Ito chipped in two runs apiece, forcing the umpires to call the game after seven innings for the second time in as many games for Japan following an 18-0 victory over France.

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