Japan at Dominican Republic

 
Shogo Akiyama had 2 base hits and 3 RBI as the JAPAN JAPAN defeated the
DOMINICAN REP DOMINICAN REP. by the score of 5 to 1 at Angel Stadium.
 
JAPAN brought 3 runs across the plate in the top of the 5th inning with the
help of 4 hits. The highlight belonged to Akiyama who silenced the crowd
when he doubled scoring two baserunners. Overall JAPAN out-hit DOMINICAN REP
11 to 6. 
 
Kenta Maeda(1-0) went 6 and 2/3 innings allowing 1 run for the win. Tomoyuki
Sugano preserved the game for Maeda, recording his his 1st save. Yordano
Ventura(0-1) suffered the loss. He got hit pretty hard, allowing 9 hits and
2 walks in 5 and 2/3 innings.  

BOXSCORE: 2016 JAPAN JAPAN At 2016 DOMINICAN REP DOMINICAN REP.      4/5/2016

  JAPAN              AB  R  H RBI AVG     DOMINICAN REP.     AB  R  H RBI AVG
  S.Akiyama CF        5  1  2  3 .308     J.Villar 2B         4  0  0  0 .273  
  N.Aoki DH           5  0  2  1 .154     S.Marte CF          4  0  2  0 .583  
  S.Nakata LF         4  0  0  0 .091     N.Cruz DH,RF        4  0  2  0 .273  
  R.Hirata RF         3  0  2  0 .364     M.Machado SS        4  0  0  0 .000  
  D.Lee 1B            4  0  0  0 .182     C.Santana 1B        3  1  1  1 .300  
  N.Matsuda 3B        3  0  0  0 .091     A.Beltre 3B         3  0  0  0 .100  
  H.Sakamoto SS       4  2  2  0 .200     J.Bautista LF       2  0  0  0 .250  
  T.Yamada 2B         3  2  1  0 .222     W.Castillo C        3  0  1  0 .100  
  M.Shima C           4  0  2  1 .444     G.Polanco RF        2  0  0  0 .000  
                                        A-H.Ramirez PH        1  0  0  0 .000  
                                          D.Betances P        0  0  0  0 ----  
                                          H.Neris P           0  0  0  0 ----  
                                          A.Colome P          0  0  0  0 ----  
                                        B-J.Reyes PH          1  0  0  0 .000  
                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---      
         Totals      35  5 11  5                 Totals      31  1  6  1

A-Pinch Hit For Polanco In 7th Inning
B-Pinch Hit For Colome In 9th Inning

JAPAN........... 0 0 1  0 3 0  0 0 1  -  5 11  0
DOMINICAN REP... 0 1 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  -  1  6  0

JAPAN (2-1)              IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA
K.Maeda WIN(1-0)          6 2/3   4   1   1   3   2   1  92   1.35
N.Miyanishi HOLD(1st)     0 2/3   1   0   0   0   0   0   8   0.00
K.Makita HOLD(1st)        0 2/3   1   0   0   2   0   0  23   0.00
T.Sugano SAVE(1st)        1       0   0   0   0   1   0   9   0.00
Totals                    9       6   1   1   5   3   1

DOMINICAN REP. (2-1)     IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA
Y.Ventura LOSS(0-1)       5 2/3   9   4   4   2   2   0  94   6.35
D.Betances                1 1/3   0   0   0   0   4   0  16   0.00
H.Neris                   1 2/3   0   1   1   1   1   0  25   5.40
A.Colome                  0 1/3   2   0   0   0   0   0  11   0.00
Totals                    9      11   5   5   3   7   0

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