Soquel High alum Casey McGehee and the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles beat the Yomiuri Giants 2-1 in Game 2 of the Japan Series best-of-seven championship.
McGehee, a five year-MLB veteran playing third base for the Eagles, went 1-for-2 with a pair of walks.
Pitcher Masahiro Tanaka went the distance and struck out 12 in his Japan Series debut. The series is tied 1-1. The Giants won Game 1 2-0.