Pacific Pitchers Dominate in Game Two Japan All Star Game

Takahiro Norimoto pitched the first two innings without allowing a hit and striking out three. The other pitchers who followed only gave up four hits as the Pacific League All Stars won game two over the Central League 3-1. Other than a homerun from Central catcher Seiji Kobayashi in the third the Central did not have a runner advance past first in the game.

Alfredo Despaigne hit a solo shot in the fourth to tie the game at 1-1. Shogo Akiyama doubled in the fifth to give the Pacific All Stars the lead. Daichi Suzuki had led the inning off with a single. Suzuki hit a solo shot in the seventh to give the Pacific All Stars an insurance run.

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