Samurai Japan completed their two game sweep over the Taiwanese national team this weekend by beating them 9-3 today in Osaka. The game was fairly close entering the top of the ninth inning with Japan up 3-1 but they then rallied for six runs to blow the game open. The big blow in the inning was a bases loaded triple from Dragons outfielder Ryosuke Hirata which put Japan up comfortably 7-1. This was followed moments later by a two run home run by Yoshitomo Tsutsugo of the Baystars to really seal the deal.
Here's Hirata's rookie card from the 2006 BBM 1st Version set (#286):