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MLB All-Stars get to shaky Otani early to wrap up five-match tour with 3-1 win over Japan

  • MLB All-Stars Jose Altuve hits a double in the sixth inning against Japan during Game-Five of their exhibition baseball series at Sapporo Dome in Sapporo, northern Japan, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, CREDIT MANDATORY

    MLB All-Stars Jose Altuve hits a double in the sixth inning against Japan during Game-Five of their exhibition baseball series at Sapporo Dome in Sapporo, northern Japan, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, CREDIT MANDATORY  (The Associated Press)

  • MLB All-Stars starter Matt Shoemaker pitches against Japan during Game-5 of their exhibition baseball series at Sapporo Dome in Sapporo, northern Japan, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, CREDIT MANDATORY

    MLB All-Stars starter Matt Shoemaker pitches against Japan during Game-5 of their exhibition baseball series at Sapporo Dome in Sapporo, northern Japan, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, CREDIT MANDATORY  (The Associated Press)

  • MLB All-Stars Yasiel Puig is tagged out by Japan's catcher Motohiro Shima at home in the sixth inning at Game-5 of their exhibition baseball series at Sapporo Dome in Sapporo, northern Japan, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, CREDIT MANDATORY

    MLB All-Stars Yasiel Puig is tagged out by Japan's catcher Motohiro Shima at home in the sixth inning at Game-5 of their exhibition baseball series at Sapporo Dome in Sapporo, northern Japan, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, CREDIT MANDATORY  (The Associated Press)

Matt Shoemaker upstaged Japanese pitching sensation Shohei Otani as the Major League Baseball All-Stars beat Japan 3-1 on Tuesday in the final game of their five-game series.

Shoemaker, who finished second to first baseman Jose Abreu in American League rookie of the year voting, held Japan to two hits over five scoreless innings as the All-Stars won the last two games after losing the first three.

The All-Stars scored two runs in the third inning off Otani, who didn't perform up to expectations.

Lucas Duda doubled to center, advanced to third on a single by Alcides Escobar and, with Jose Altuve batting, scored on a passed ball. Escobar, who advanced to third on the passed ball, then scored on Altuve's ground out.