Juan Soto crushed a three-run home run ... until it was robbed by the Tokyo Dome roof
The MLB All-Stars picked up their first win in the Japan All-Star Series on Sunday with a 7-3 victory over Samurai Japan. They took the lead for good in the fifth inning, opening up a 5-1 lead thanks to a three-run homer from
But, they nearly broke the game open an inning earlier when
Any ball that hits the roof gets played as it falls, so Soto's apparent game-altering home run wound up as a harmless flyout to end the inning.
This wasn't Soto's first encounter with the Tokyo Dome roof. Just three days prior, Soto appeared to have hit an inning-ending popup to shallow right field. Instead it hit the roof and turned into an RBI double:
As Soto learned through his experiences Thursday and Sunday, the Tokyo Dome roof giveth and the Tokyo Dome roof taketh away.