Game 3 , winner take all. Japan at Venezuela

Yu Darvish racked up an impressive total of 10 strikeouts as the JAPAN JAPAN
defeated the VENEZUELA VENEZUELA in 10 innings by a score of 2 to 1 at O.co
Coliseum.

Both teams had scored 1 runs after nine full innings.  Finally, JAPAN pulled
the game out in the 10th inning.  After two were out Motohiro Shima banged
out a single.  Shogo Akiyama stepped up next and he ripped a one-base hit,
and an error was also committed.  Yusmeiro Petit then was wild with a pitch
scoring the run.  Both teams ended up with 5 hits on the afternoon.

Koji Uehara(1-0) went 1 and 2/3 innings allowing no runs for the win.
Yoshihisa Hirano recorded the save, his 3rd.  Petit(0-1) was given the loss
in relief.  He was a hard-luck loser, pitching 1 and 1/3 innings and not
allowing an earned run.


BOXSCORE: 2016 JAPAN JAPAN At 2016 VENEZUELA VENEZUELA              4/15/2016

  JAPAN              AB  R  H RBI AVG     VENEZUELA          AB  R  H RBI AVG
  S.Akiyama CF        4  0  1  0 .279     J.Altuve DH         4  0  0  0 .268  
  N.Aoki DH           3  1  0  0 .229     O.Herrera CF        4  0  0  0 .118  
  S.Nakata LF         4  0  0  0 .158     M.Cabrera 1B        4  0  1  0 .225  
  R.Hirata RF         4  0  1  1 .257     R.Cano 2B           4  0  0  0 .242  
  D.Lee 1B            4  0  2  0 .306     C.Gonzalez RF       4  0  0  0 .263  
  N.Matsuda 3B        4  0  0  0 .184     A.Cabrera SS        4  0  0  0 .242  
  H.Sakamoto SS       4  0  0  0 .147     Y.Solarte 3B        4  0  2  0 .355  
  T.Yamada 2B         3  0  0  0 .185     E.Inciarte LF       1  1  1  0 .419  
  M.Shima C           4  1  1  0 .324   A-V.Martinez PH       1  0  0  0 .333  
                                          W.Ramos C           3  0  1  1 .226  
                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---      
         Totals      34  2  5  1                 Totals      33  1  5  1

A-Pinch Hit For Inciarte In 10th Inning

JAPAN........... 0 0 0  0 0 0  1 0 0  1 -  2  5  1
VENEZUELA....... 0 0 1  0 0 0  0 0 0  0 -  1  5  1

JAPAN (7-3)              IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA
Y.Darvish                 8       4   1   1   1  10   0 107   0.75
K.Uehara WIN(1-0)         1 2/3   1   0   0   0   3   0  20   0.00
Y.Hirano SAVE(3rd)        0 1/3   0   0   0   0   1   0   3   0.00
Totals                   10       5   1   1   1  14   0

VENEZUELA (6-4)          IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA
F.Hernandez               6 1/3   2   1   1   3   5   0  82   1.29
B.Rondon                  2 1/3   1   0   0   1   4   0  35   5.40
Y.Petit LOSS(0-1)         1 1/3   2   1   0   1   1   0  30   3.00
Totals                   10       5   2   1   5  10   0

ATTENDANCE- 16,908 DATE- Friday, April 15th 2016 TIME- Day WEATHER- Average
UMPIRES- Brian O'Nora, Dan Bellino, D.J. Reyburn, Jeff Kellogg
T- 3:12
LEFT ON BASE- JAPAN: 7  VENEZUELA: 4
DOUBLE PLAYS- JAPAN: 1  VENEZUELA: 0
ERRORS- S.Nakata, Y.Petit
DOUBLES- Y.Solarte(3rd)
RBIs- R.Hirata(5th), W.Ramos(6th)
STOLEN BASES- N.Aoki(1st), E.Inciarte-2(2nd)
SACRIFICE HITS- E.Inciarte
WALKS- S.Akiyama, N.Aoki-2, S.Nakata, T.Yamada, E.Inciarte
STRIKE OUTS- S.Akiyama, N.Aoki, S.Nakata, R.Hirata-3, N.Matsuda, H.Sakamoto-2,
             M.Shima, J.Altuve, O.Herrera-4, M.Cabrera, R.Cano, C.Gonzalez,
             A.Cabrera-2, Y.Solarte, V.Martinez, W.Ramos-2
GIDP- R.Cano
WILD PITCHES- Y.Darvish, Y.Petit
RLISP 2-out- O.Herrera, W.Ramos, H.Sakamoto, J.Altuve, S.Nakata, V.Martinez
TEAM RISP- JAPAN: 1 for 5  VENEZUELA: 1 for 7
WEB GEMS- Bot 5th: Shogo Akiyama robbed Asdrubal Cabrera of a Homerun!

JAPAN WINS IT ALL, THE 2017 WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC CHAMPIONS
  

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