MLB All-Stars beat Japan's Giants ahead of exhibition tour

MLB All-Star's J.T. Realmuto (11) of the Miami Marlins is celebrated by teammates after hitting a solo home-run off Yomiuri Giants pitcher Ryusei Oe i

MLB All-Star's J.T. Realmuto (11) of the Miami Marlins is celebrated by teammates after hitting a solo home-run off Yomiuri Giants pitcher Ryusei Oe i

MLB All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto of the Miami Marlins hits a solo home-run off Yomiuri Giants pitcher Ryusei Oe in the fifth inning of their exhibit

MLB All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto of the Miami Marlins hits a solo home-run off Yomiuri Giants pitcher Ryusei Oe in the fifth inning of their exhibit

MLB All-Star shortstop Amed Rosario (1) of the New York Mets cannot catch a throwing error as Yomiuri Giants' Seiya Matsubara slides into second base

MLB All-Star shortstop Amed Rosario (1) of the New York Mets cannot catch a throwing error as Yomiuri Giants' Seiya Matsubara slides into second base

MLB All-Star starting pitcher Hector Velazquez of the Boston Red Sox delivers a pitch against the Yomiuri Giants in the first inning of their exhibiti

MLB All-Star starting pitcher Hector Velazquez of the Boston Red Sox delivers a pitch against the Yomiuri Giants in the first inning of their exhibiti

MLB All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto of the Miami Marlins rounds bases after hitting a solo home-run off Yomiuri Giants pitcher Ryusei Oe, left, in the

MLB All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto of the Miami Marlins rounds bases after hitting a solo home-run off Yomiuri Giants pitcher Ryusei Oe, left, in the

MLB All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto of the Miami Marlins celebrates with third base coach Fredi Gonzalez after hitting a solo home-run off Yomiuri Gian

MLB All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto of the Miami Marlins celebrates with third base coach Fredi Gonzalez after hitting a solo home-run off Yomiuri Gian

TOKYO (AP) — J.T. Realmuto and Amed Rosario drove in two runs each to lead the MLB All-Stars over the Yomiuri Giants 9-6 on Thursday in a warm-up game ahead of their six-game exhibition series against Japan's national team.

Juan Soto hit a double off the roof of Tokyo Dome in the third inning that scored Yadier Molina from second to give the MLB team a 4-0 lead. Realmuto then doubled in a run and Rosario added two more on a single as the MLB squad scored five runs in the inning to take a 7-0 lead.

Realmuto also hit an opposite-field solo homer in the fifth to make it 8-3.

The series begins Friday with three games on consecutive nights in Tokyo followed by one game in Hiroshima on Tuesday and two games in Nagoya on Wednesday and Thursday.

During the series, pitchers will not be allowed to throw more than 80 pitches per game. If a pitcher throws more than 50 pitches, he must have four days of rest before being able to throw in another game.

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