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Japan loses a close game against Chinese Taipei 5-6 by one point in the 9th inning

November 7, 2018

 On November 7, game with Chinese Taipei of ENEOS SAMURAI JAPAN series was carried out in Fukuoka Yahuoku! Dome, and SAMURAI JAPAN Top Team was defeated with five to six though we showed the last inning tenacity.

 SAMURAI JAPAN suffered from game that Shotaro Kasahara pitcher (Chunichi), Chinese Taipei began in in CHIANG CHEN-YEN pitcher (unification) and the forerunner of both young people left arm development of pitchers' battle in the early stages. We made full use of sharp fastballs and curve, change-up, and Kasahara which became the first SAMURAI JAPAN election including under category controlled 2 innings in no Run except that we bathed in two-base hits from 2 out to the L middle in first inning. Continuing Haruhiro Hamaguchi (DeNA) takes 3 strikeouts and shows second inning no Run and gallant throw.
 But the batting order is held in check before ko and the second person right arm, SHIH TZU-CHIEN (unification) by no hits, too. Then fifth inning, Yuta Iwasada (Hanshin) were caught by the Chinese Taipei batting order and they bathed in 3-run home run to jump into reverse left home run terrace and bathed in five hits and permitted LAN YIN-LUN (Lamigo) five points of initiative only in this time.

 Kazuki Tanaka (Rakuten) that SAMURAI JAPAN showed third inning good defense in sixth inning gives off the team's first hit and two-base hit that it is from 1 out to between the right and center, but we are scoreless in this time and are over without follower continuing. On the contrary, solo home run to jump into home run terrace of between the right and center was hit to CHEN CHUN-HSIU infielder (Lamigo) of RF hitters, and eighth inning, the sixth person side hand left arm, Yuhei Takanashi (Rakuten) lost the sixth point of double check.

 It was SAMURAI JAPAN thought whether it was complete defeat, but Takuya Kai (SoftBank) which entered defense of catcher stabbed top of the ninth inning with second base steal of WANG WEI-CHEN (middle sincerity) of steal Oh from this time and changed flow as it is.
 When top Kosuke Tanaka (Hiroshima) hits two-base hit of left fence direct hit from the back, the sixth person CHEN YUN-WEN (unification), we return one point by hit before center of Tetsuto Yamada (Yakult). Furthermore, when widen chance in left previous hit and walk of Yuki Yanagita (SoftBank); is the second point by partner mistake. Furthermore, is bases-loaded walk, and Shuta Tonosaki (Seibu) gives off two points of timely falling in front of center from replaced CHENG KAI-WEN (middle sincerity) three points when fascinate, at last to one point.
 But Tanaka of eyes falls down for struck out swinging in these two at bats of times finally; and as for the counterattack to here. It was SAMURAI JAPAN which showed the end game tenacity, but lost with five to six.

 After the game Manager Atsunori Inaba, from "two-base hit of Kosuke Tanaka, the batting order was finally connected, and each person came to be able to do it by own blow. We judge attack of the last inning to think that it was attack to be connected next. In addition, today's starting member says, "we appointed player who went away from game with precedence", and it is said that we took that actual fighting sense returns into consideration.
 There was the batting order by lame content until the end game in that, but talked about response about correspondence to pitcher of the first Opponent of international meeting characteristic saying "it wants to still continue as we went for first ball ending in failure, and there was much hitters which we put together in orbit of ball of pitcher". It was result called defeat, but it seems to greatly live in important fight for ALL STAR SERIES in the future to have been able to fight against rival of Asia.

Comments by manager and players

Haruhiro Hamaguchi pitcher (DeNA)

"Mori (Tomoya) made battery for the first time, but was able to show own characteristic while taking communication. High quality of Japan wants to be shown player partner of MLB in ALL STAR SERIES"

HUANG KAN-LIN director

"We said, "Masaru will return since we came to Japan". We think that it becomes future confidence of players by having been able to win. He/she did expected performance by offense and defense"

2018 ALL STAR SERIES

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Game Schedule

Thursday, November 8 18:00
Giant 6-9 MLB All-Star team
Friday, November 9 18:30
SAMURAI JAPAN 7-6 MLB All-Star team
Saturday, November 10 18:30
MLB All-Star team 6-12 SAMURAI JAPAN
Sunday, November 11 19:00
SAMURAI JAPAN 3-7 MLB All-Star team
Tuesday, November 13 18:30
MLB All-Star team 3-5 SAMURAI JAPAN
Wednesday, November 14 19:00
SAMURAI JAPAN 6-5 MLB All-Star team
Thursday, November 15 18:00
MLB All-Star team 1-4 SAMURAI JAPAN

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Thursday, November 8, 9th Friday, 10th Saturday, 11th Sunday Tokyo Dome
Tuesday, November 13 Mazda Stadium
Wednesday, November 14, 15th Thursday Nagoya Dome

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SAMURAI JAPAN, MLB All-Star team

ENEOS SAMURAI JAPAN series 2018

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018 18:15 game start (going to open at 16:15)
SAMURAI JAPAN 5-6 Chinese Taipei

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Fukuoka Yahuoku! Dome

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SAMURAI JAPAN, Chinese Taipei

2018 ALL STAR SERIES

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