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Right-hander Shohei Otani showed flashes of brilliance on Tuesday, but it wasn’t enough to pave the way to victory as Samurai Japan lost 3-1 in the concluding game of the Japan-MLB All-Star Series.

Although outhit badly in the finale, Japan won the five-game series 3-2. It was the first competition against visiting big leaguers since 2006, and will conclude Wednesday with an exhibition in Okinawa.

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