Shohei Ohtani double sparks comeback for Japan as Munetaka Murakami hits a WALK-OFF two-run hit to beat Mexico 6-5 and advance to the World Baseball Classic championship against the United States
Munetaka Murakami’s deep double bounced off the wall to score Shohei Ohtani from second and pinch-runner Ukyo Shuto to win the World Baseball Classic semifinal against Mexico to send Japan to its third ever final.
Japan never led until the last hit of the game – having been down 3-0 and then 5-3 to Team Mexico over the course of the contest.
Mexico closer Giovanni Gallegos gave up a double to Ohtani and then walked Masataka Yoshida to set up the game winning hit for Murkami. Shuto came in to pinch run for Yoshida.
Shohei Ohtani’s double in the ninth sparked a comeback for Japan to win against Mexico
Munetaka Murakami’s walk-off two-run double sent Japan to the championship vs. the USA
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