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In the WBC semifinals, Japan won a dramatic end-game victory over Mexico.
Japan will challenge the champions of the previous tournament, the United States, tomorrow for the first time in 14 years.
This is reporter Lee Myung-no.
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Sasaki, the Japanese starting pitcher who threw a 164km fastball from the first inning, was beaten by Mexico’s Urias in the fourth inning.
It was a painful home run that made him sit down as soon as he was hit.스포츠토토
Mexico continued its momentum with the addition of Arosarena’s lake rain.
Arosarena showed off his leisure by even signing autographs for fans during the match.
Japan succeeded in turning the game around with Yoshida’s three-run home run in the 7th inning.
In the 8th inning, he gave up two runs again, but in the last attack at the bottom of the 9th, which was one point behind, Ohtani, the leading hitter, opened the way to a come-from-behind victory.
After hitting a ball that cut through the middle right, he took off his helmet and ran to second base.
And in the continued 1st and 2nd base chances, Murakami, who had only 3 strikeouts today, hit a finishing double to end the game.
Murakami, who hit 56 home runs, the most in Japan last year, led Japan, which was sinking, to the final with a dramatic one-shot after sluggishness throughout the tournament.
[Murakami/ Japan WBC national team]
“(Once Ohtani goes out) I thought the opportunity would come because there were many times when it would be an opportunity.
Japan, which advanced to the finals after 14 years, will play its final game tomorrow against the winners of the previous tournament, the United States.