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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Japan Ties U.S.

TOKYO, Japan () -- After power-hitting by Chuck Knoblauch and Mike Piazza, the visiting American all-stars couldn't hold a 7-4 lead Sunday as Atsuya Furuta's ninth-inning single gave Japan an 8-8 tie.

The tie in the final game of a goodwill series left the Americans with four victories, two losses and two ties. Japanese baseball rules permit ties even in regular season play.