• Kyodo


Samurai Japan allowed seven runs in an error-strewn second inning that saw it lose 10-4 to Taiwan in the Asian Games baseball semifinals on Saturday.

Japan, which also was knocked out in the semis by Taiwan at the last 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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