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Japan Beats U.S. in Women's Baseball

TOKYO (AP) — Japan collected 25 hits, including an inside-the-park grand slam, and beat the United States 26-8 in the first U.S.-Japan women's baseball game Monday.

Jill Haas of Temple University hit a triple and scored the first run on a double by Jackie Chin of Florida Legends during a three-run first inning for the United States.

In the fifth, Terri Herbst of New Jersey Diamonds hit a two-run triple after singles by Chin and Tamara Ivie of Colorado Silver.

Chin went 4-for-5 and had four stolen bases.

In the fourth, Eriko Nagano ignited a seven-run rally for Japan with a double against Haas. Kazumi Morii hit the grand slam during a seven-run seventh.
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