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Japan vs. Brazil
Saturday, March 2, 2013

Japan's rally quiets Brazil's upset bid

Japan 5, Brazil 3

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Recap: JPN 5, BRA 3

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
JPN
0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 5 7 1
BRA
1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 9 0

Brazil was two innings away from staging a stunning upset in its Classic debut, but Japan scored three in the eighth, with Shinnosuke Abe's pinch-hit fielder's choice putting the two-time defending champs ahead to stay.