2018 MLB Japan All-Star Series

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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

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]

History[edit]

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]

Results[edit]

Exhibition

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

Championship

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

Rosters[edit]

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 broadcasting[edit]

References[edit]

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