Finals. Game 1 . Japan at Venezuela

15,749 fans were treated to a fine game at O.co Coliseum as only one run
separated the combatants at game’s end.  The JAPAN JAPAN won by the slimmest
of margins, 5 to 4.

Yoshihisa Hirano(1-0) came through for Scott Servais with an excellent relief
stint.  He surrendered only 1 hit and no walks in 2 and 2/3 innings and
struckout 4 VENEZUELA batters.  JAPAN managed 12 hits in their victory.

Bruce Rondon(0-1) was the loser in relief.  He gave up 2 runs and 3 hits in 1
inning.

BOXSCORE: 2016 JAPAN JAPAN At 2016 VENEZUELA VENEZUELA              4/12/2016

  JAPAN              AB  R  H RBI AVG     VENEZUELA          AB  R  H RBI AVG
  S.Akiyama CF        5  1  3  1 .306     J.Altuve DH         4  1  3  1 .250  
  N.Aoki DH           4  1  1  0 .250     O.Herrera CF        3  0  1  0 .111  
  S.Nakata LF         4  0  1  1 .194     M.Cabrera 1B        3  1  0  0 .194  
  R.Hirata RF         3  0  0  0 .250     R.Cano 2B           4  0  1  0 .280  
  D.Lee 1B            5  0  3  1 .321     C.Gonzalez RF       4  0  2  2 .310  
  N.Matsuda 3B        4  1  1  1 .200     A.Cabrera SS        3  0  1  0 .250  
  H.Sakamoto SS       5  1  1  1 .172   C-A.Simmons PR        0  0  0  0 .667  
  T.Yamada 2B         4  1  1  0 .190     Y.Solarte 3B        4  0  1  0 .348  
  M.Shima C           3  0  1  0 .346     E.Inciarte LF       3  2  2  1 .385  
                                          W.Ramos C           2  0  0  0 .250  
                                        A-R.Odor PH           1  0  0  0 .000  
                                        B-S.Perez C           0  0  0  0 ----  
                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---      
         Totals      37  5 12  5                 Totals      31  4 11  4

A-Pinch Hit For Ramos In 7th Inning
B-Subbed Defensively (C ) For Odor In 8th Inning
C-Pinch Ran For Cabrera In 9th Inning

JAPAN........... 1 0 0  0 0 1  1 2 0  -  5 12  0
VENEZUELA....... 2 1 0  0 0 0  1 0 0  -  4 11  1

JAPAN (6-2)              IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA
M.Tanaka                  6 1/3  10   4   4   1   0   1 101   3.86
Y.Hirano WIN(1-0)         2 2/3   1   0   0   0   4   0  29   0.00
Totals                    9      11   4   4   1   4   1

VENEZUELA (5-3)          IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA
J.Guerra                  6 2/3   7   3   3   1   6   1 116   2.19
B.Rondon L(0-1) BS(1st)   1       3   2   2   0   0   1  27  18.00
F.Rodriguez               1       2   0   0   2   0   0  25   9.00
Y.Petit                   0 1/3   0   0   0   0   1   0   4   0.00
Totals                    9      12   5   5   3   7   2

ATTENDANCE- 15,749 DATE- Tuesday, April 12th 2016 TIME- Day WEATHER- Average
UMPIRES- Will Little, Ted Barrett, Alfonso Marquez, Paul Schrieber
T- 2:34
LEFT ON BASE- JAPAN:11  VENEZUELA: 3
DOUBLE PLAYS- JAPAN: 3  VENEZUELA: 1
ERRORS- R.Cano
DOUBLES- S.Akiyama(5th), N.Aoki(2nd), D.Lee(3rd), A.Cabrera(5th),
         Y.Solarte(2nd), E.Inciarte(3rd)
HOME RUNS- N.Matsuda(1st), H.Sakamoto(1st), E.Inciarte(2nd)
RBIs- S.Akiyama(7th), S.Nakata(6th), D.Lee(2nd), N.Matsuda(1st),
      H.Sakamoto(1st), J.Altuve(3rd), C.Gonzalez-2(10th), E.Inciarte(7th)
SACRIFICE HITS- N.Aoki, M.Shima, O.Herrera
WALKS- S.Nakata, R.Hirata, N.Matsuda, M.Cabrera
HIT BY PITCH- R.Hirata, A.Cabrera
STRIKE OUTS- N.Aoki, S.Nakata-2, R.Hirata, H.Sakamoto, T.Yamada-2, O.Herrera,
             M.Cabrera, R.Cano, R.Odor
GIDP- R.Hirata, M.Cabrera, A.Cabrera
WILD PITCHES- J.Guerra
2-out RBI- D.Lee, H.Sakamoto, S.Nakata, J.Altuve, S.Akiyama
RLISP 2-out- N.Matsuda, T.Yamada, E.Inciarte, R.Hirata-2, D.Lee, N.Aoki,
             H.Sakamoto
TEAM RISP- JAPAN: 3 for 14  VENEZUELA: 3 for 6

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