Sunday, August 27, 2006

Cuba Beats Panama in Baseball Qualifier

Havana, Aug 27 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban nine dawned Sunday to achieve a 7-6 victory over Panama in a game belonging to pool B of the Olympic Qualifier Baseball Tournament of the Americas.

With the game tied two-two, in the lower part of the eighth inning, Cuban right fielder Alexei Ramirez belted a home run to Panamanian relief pitcher Lenin Picota.

Right pitcher Pedro Luis Lazo dominated the six batters in the last two innings to obtain the win.

Cuba is undefeated in two games played while Panama scored 1-1.


JG: Pedro Luis is the Cuban version of "Big Papi." He is superb!

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