• Kyodo


Japan allowed seven runs in an error-strewn second inning of a 10-4 loss to Taiwan in the Asian Games baseball semifinals on Saturday.

Japan, which also was knocked out in the semis by Taiwan at the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, China, took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first after Takuya Fujishima drew a two-out, bases-loaded walk.

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