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The game was supposed to only be a dress rehearsal for next year’s World Baseball Classic. But the atmosphere during the ninth inning at Tokyo Dome made it feel a whole lot like the real thing.

A game of late, wild momentum shifts finally settled in Japan’s favor when Shota Ono hit a sayonara single in the 10th inning to give his team a 9-8 win over the Netherlands in the 2016 Samurai Japan Challenge on Saturday night at the Big Egg.

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