Japan beats Netherlands at WBC
TOKYO -- Shinnosuke Abe homered twice in an eight-run second inning as two-time defending champion Japan beat the Netherlands 10-6 to wrap up first place in Pool 1 of the World Baseball Classic.
Japan and the Netherlands have both qualified for the semifinals in San Francisco on March 17-18. The game Tuesday was to decide the pool winner and runner-up.
"Getting eight runs like that early was huge," Japan manager Koji Yamamoto said. "It was good to see Abe hitting like that because ...
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