Taiwan hang on, edge Japan 6-5 in exhibition game

Taipei Times
Date: Nov 08, 2018
By: Jason Pan  /  Staff reporter

Taiwan yesterday led comfortably most of the way in their international exhibition game in Fukuoka, Japan, before the hosts mounted a furious late comeback, but the visitors hung on for a narrow 6-5 victory.

The game, billed as a matchup between the all-star squads of the Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL) and Nippon Professional Baseball, served as a warm-up for the hosts ahead of the MLB Japan All-Star Series, which starts tomorrow.

Japan were looked for a good performance in front of home fans at Fukuoka Dome, home of the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks, who were crowned Japanese baseball champions after winning the Japan Series 4-2 against the Hiroshima Toyo Carp on Saturday.

However, Taiwan surprised the hosts with an impressive display, with two sluggers from CPBL champions the Lamigo Monkeys getting big home runs.    [FULL  STORY]

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