TOKYO, JAPAN - MARCH 08: Hirokazu Ibata # 3 of Japan bants in the fifth inning during the World Baseball Classic Second Round Pool 1 game between Japan and Chinese Taipei at Tokyo Dome on March 8, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

TOKYO, JAPAN - MARCH 08:  Hirokazu Ibata # 3 of Japan bants in the fifth inning during the World Baseball Classic Second Round Pool 1 game between Japan and Chinese Taipei at Tokyo Dome on March 8, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan.  (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)