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After Samurai Japan beat an MLB team 3-2 in the Japan-MLB All-Star Series, Thursday’s exhibition in Okinawa gives the big leaguers a chance to ostensibly go home with a .500 record against the host nation.

Japan clinched the series by winning the first three games, including a combined no-hitter by four pitchers in Game 3. Yet the major leaguers bounced back to win Games 4 and 5.

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