Taiwan Edges Japan in Exhibition Game

They played in the Softbank Hawks stadium, the two time champions of the NPB. The Japan All Star team is preparing to play major leaguers later on in the week. They did not look like All Stars getting roasted by the Taiwanese, who jumped out to a early 6-0 lead and then survived a ninth inning rally by Japan to hang on 6-5.

Lan Yin-Lun smacked a three run homerun in the fifth for Taiwan to cap off a five run inning and an early 5-0 lead. Chen Chun-Hsui smoked a solo shot in the eighth to make it 6-0.

Japan rallied in the ninth, scoring five runs and placing two runners on base when Taiwan closer Cheng Kai-Wen struck out the final batter to preserve he win. The major leaguers will now play the Japan All stars tomorrow.

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