Ex-MLB slugger Casey McGehee, Rakuten even up Japan Series

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.

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