The Philippine Blu Girls lost 11-1 to Japan in the 18th Asian Games softball competition at Gelora Bung Karno softball field on Tuesday.
Japan also beat the Philippines 7-0 in the finals of the Asian Championship last year.
The Pinays play in a double-header on Wednesday against Indonesia at 1:30 p.m. then Chinese-Taipei at 9 p.m., Manila time.
The Blue Girls opened their Asian Games campaign with an 8-0 shutout win against Hong Kong, followed by two more victories over South Korea (5-3) and powerhouse China (1-0).
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