"There are many young players so we need to stick to the Japanese style of baseball," Yamamoto said. "Moving the runner over and getting good results from our pitchers. As long as we do that, we should be fine."
Japan set to defend WBC title with young team →
"This was a very difficult game for us," Japan manager Koji Yamamoto said. "Brazil put up a very good fight. But we got some timely hits in the eighth and were able to make a comeback."
World Baseball Classic: Japan rallies past Brazil →