TOKYO | Japan beats MLB All-Stars 12-6 to take 2-0 series lead

TOKYO | Japan beats MLB All-Stars 12-6 to take 2-0 series lead

TOKYO  — Yuki Yanagita homered and drove in four runs Saturday to lead Japan to a 12-6 win over the MLB All-Stars and a 2-0 lead in the six-game exhibition series.

Yanagita, who hit a game-ending two-run homer in Friday’s 7-6 win, singled in a run in the first inning at Tokyo Dome and hit a two-run homer in the third to give his team a 5-0 lead.

Yanagita singled in another run in the fifth when Japan scored four more runs to take a commanding 9-0 lead.

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