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2018 MLB Japan All-Star Series

The 2018 MLB Japan All-Star Series is the twelfth edition of the MLB Japan All-Star Series, a best-of-six series between an All-Star team from Major League Baseball (MLB) and, for the second time in series history, the national team, Samurai Japan. The manager of Samurai Japan sees in this championship a big opportunity for Japan to gain momentum for the 2020 Olympics.[1]

2018 MLB Japan All-Star Series
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FormatBest-of-6 series
plus 2 exhibition games
DatesNovember 8–15, 2018
Locations Japan (Tokyo, Hiroshima, Nagoya)
TeamsUnited StatesCanada MLB All-Stars
Japan Samurai Japan
For exhibition purposes
Japan NPB Yomiuri Giants
Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei
ResultJapan Samurai Japan wins 5–1–0

Contents

HistoryEdit

On May 1, 2018, MLB announced that it would send an all-star team to tour Japan after the end of the current season, with six games scheduled against a select Nippon Professional Baseball squad from November 9 to 15.[2]

On August 20, 2018, Samurai Japan announced that held one exhibition game against Chinese Taipei[3] and five coaches and six selected players.[4]

On September 10, 2018, Major League Baseball Players Association and MLB announced the first eight selected MLB players.[5]

On October 9, Tomoyuki Sugano canceled his participation for Samurai Japan.[6]

On October 10, Samurai Japan announced all selected 28 players.[7]

On October 15, Chinese Taipei announced all selected 24 players.[8]

On October 18, 2018, Katsuki Azuma canceled his participation for Samurai Japan.[9]

On October 26, 2018, Taichi Ishiyama and Yoshitomo Tsutsugo canceled their participation for Samurai Japan.[10]

On October 29, 2018, Christian Yelich canceled his participation for MLB,[11] Roster rules changed 28 to 29,[12] announced all selected MLB players,[13] and Chen Chong-You [zh] and Jerry Wu [zh] canceled their participation for Chinese Taipei.[14]

On November 1, 2018, Takahiro Matsunaga canceled his participation for Samurai Japan.[15]

On November 2, 2018, Shuta Ishikawa canceled his participation for Samurai Japan,[16] and Che-hsuan Lin canceled his participation for Chinese Taipei.[17]

On November 5, 2018, Lai Hung-Cheng [zh] canceled his participation for Chinese Taipei.[18]

On November 16, 2018, Yomiuri Giants announced all selected players.[19]

For the first time, the MLB All-Star team stopped in Hawai'i en route to the Japan All-Star series. The 28 player team batted in two workout games in front of fans at Les Murakami Stadium on November 3 & 4, 2018.[20]

ResultsEdit

Exhibition

Game Date / Time (JST) Home Team Score Away Team Duration Location Ref
1 November 7 Samurai Japan   5–6   Chinese Taipei Fukuoka Dome
2 November 8 / 6pm MLB All-Stars    9–6   Yomiuri Giants Tokyo Dome

Championship

Game Date / Time (JST) Home Team Score Away Team Duration Location Ref
1 November 9 / 6pm Samurai Japan   7–6    MLB All-Stars 3:29 Tokyo Dome [21]
2 November 10 / 6.30pm MLB All-Stars    6–12   Samurai Japan 3:19 Tokyo Dome [22]
3 November 11 / 7pm Samurai Japan   3–7    MLB All-Stars 2:59 Tokyo Dome [23]
4 November 13 / 6.30pm MLB All-Stars    3–5   Samurai Japan 3:27 Mazda Zoom-Zoom Stadium Hiroshima [24]
5 November 14 / 7pm Samurai Japan   6–5    MLB All-Stars 3:13 Nagoya Dome [25]
6 November 15 / 6pm Samurai Japan   4–1    MLB All-Stars 3:07 Nagoya Dome [26]

RostersEdit

MLB All-Stars roster
Active roster Coaches/Other

Pitchers

 

Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

 

Manager

Coaches

Samurai Japan roster
Active roster Coaches/Other

Pitchers

 

Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

 

Manager

Coaches

Chinese Taipei roster
Active roster Coaches/Other

Pitchers

 

Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

 

Manager

Coaches

Yomiuri Giants roster
Active roster Coaches/Other

Pitchers

 

Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

 

Manager

Coaches

Live broadcastingEdit

ReferencesEdit

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