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Shohei Otani exhibited some of the immaturity of a 20-year-old pitcher but also some of the potential that could eventually see him playing on American soil.

Looking on the bright side, Otani, who started for Samurai Japan in its 3-1 defeat in Game 5 of the MLB-Japan All-Star Series on Tuesday, wasn’t charged with an earned run (he gave up two unearned) and got seven of the 12 outs he recorded in four innings via strikeout. He even clocked 160-kph on one pitch.

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