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Japan overturned a one-run deficit to defeat the United States 2-1 and maintain its flawless record in the preliminary round of the World Baseball Cup on Sunday.

After falling behind in the third inning at Guillermon Moncada stadium, Japan tied the game on a wild pitch in the fourth and Daisuke Kusano drove in the decisive run with a single in the seventh to give the Group B leader its sixth straight win.

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