While I will be rooting for Cuba in the 2013 World Baseball Classic, I also realize that, right now, Japan is the clear favorite to take the gold crown next year, like it did in 2006 and 2009.
But I also, at the same time, remember Yogi Berra's refrain that "it ain't over till it's over." Anything can happen in a baseball game.
Japan beat Team Cuba again on Sunday. The final score was 3-1 in favor of the samurai's from the Rising Sun.
Cuba connected nine hits. The only run scored by Team Cuba was a solo home run by slugger Yulieski Gourriel.
Link to Federacion Cubana de Beisbol Aficionado and Zona de Srike.
Havana Times: Japan Defeats Cuba 3-1 in WBC Tune-up