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]