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In the first game of the Japan All-Star Series, Major League hitters got a first-hand look at what local fans in Tokyo refer to as “Dome Runs.”

The big leaguers took a two-run lead into the ninth inning Friday thanks to homers by Amed Rosario, Carlos Santana and Juan Soto, but Samurai Japan got the biggest blow of the night on Yuki Yanagita’s walk-off two-run jack against the Padres’ Kirby Yates to send the electric Tokyo Dome crowd home happy with a 7-6 win.

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In the first game of the Japan All-Star Series, Major League hitters got a first-hand look at what local fans in Tokyo refer to as “Dome Runs.”

The big leaguers took a two-run lead into the ninth inning Friday thanks to homers by Amed Rosario, Carlos Santana and Juan Soto, but Samurai Japan got the biggest blow of the night on Yuki Yanagita’s walk-off two-run jack against the Padres’ Kirby Yates to send the electric Tokyo Dome crowd home happy with a 7-6 win.

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Video: [email protected]: Samurai Japan wins after Yanagita’s walk-off

After pinch-hitter Tsubasa Aizawa kept Japan’s hopes alive with a two-out RBI single in the bottom of the ninth, Yanagita launched a two-run homer run over the center-field fence to shock Yates and his MLB teammates.

Video: [email protected]: Soto muscles a 2-run jack to left field

Heading into the ninth, it had appeared that the MLB squad’s youngest star, the 20-year-old Soto, had put his team on top for good in the sixth when he followed Mitch Haniger’s leadoff single with an opposite-field, two-run jack to left for a 6-4 lead.

Mets shortstop Rosario got things going with a solo home run in the third inning for the first tally of the tournament. But,

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