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TOKYO, JAPAN - MARCH 14: Pitcher Ryo Akiyoshi #12 of Japan in the top of the eighth inning during the World Baseball Classic Pool E Game Four between Cuba and Japan at the Tokyo Dome on March 14, 2017 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)

TOKYO, JAPAN - MARCH 14:  Pitcher Ryo Akiyoshi #12 of Japan in the top of the eighth inning during the World Baseball Classic Pool E Game Four between Cuba and Japan at the Tokyo Dome on March 14, 2017 in Tokyo, Japan.  (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)