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California tops Japan to claim Little League World Series

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Huntington Beach, Calif.'s Nick Pratto, center, celebrates with teammates after driving in the winning run with a walk-off single off Hamamatsu City, Japan, pitcher Kazuto Takakura to win the Little League World Series Championship baseball game in South Williamsport, Pa., Aug. 28. California won 2-1.

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Eric Anderson, right, of the West team from Huntington Beach, Calif., celebrates while scoring the winning run in the sixth inning.

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Members of the Japan team from Hamamatsu City, Japan react after losing to the West team from Huntington Beach, Calif., Aug. 28.

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