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WBC GameThread No. 7: Japan vs. Australia

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Australia kicks off their tournament with a tough test against hosts Japan.

Japan (1-0) at Australia ('-0), March 8, 2017, 4:00 AM CT

TV: MLB Network

Radio: MLB TV

Online: MLB TV

Pitching Matchup: RHP Tomoyuki Sugano (0-0, 0.00 ERA, 0.00 WHIP, 0.0 IP) vs. RHP Tim Atherton (0-0, 0.00 ERA, 0.00 WHIP, 0.0 IP)

Starting Lineups

Japan Postion Australia Postion
Japan Postion Australia Postion
Tetsuto Yamada DH David Kandilas CF
Ryosuke Kikuchi 2B James Beresford 2B
Norichika Aoki CF Luke Hughes 1B
Yoshitomo Tsutsugo LF Mitchell Dening CF
Sho Nakata 1B Tim Kennelly LF
Hayato Sakamoto SS Stefan Welch 3B
Seiya Suzuki RF Allan de San Miguel C
Nobuhiro Matsuda 3B Trent Oeltjen DH
Seiji Kobayashi C Brad Harman SS
Tomyuki Sugano RHP Tim Atherton RHP