Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Cuba Defeats Japan 6-3


WOW! What a victory for Cuba! They employed seven pitchers to defeat the double reigning monarchs of two World Baseball Classics (2006 & 2009). Will the third time be the charm for the team of the land that saw me being born? I hope so!

Summary of how Team Cuba scored:

Third Inning

Yasmani Tomás, solo home run to left field. One run batted in.

Fourth Inning

José Miguel Fernández, line hit to center field.

Frederich Cepeda, double between right and center field. One run batted in.

Sixth Inning

José Miguel Fernández, double to center field.

Frederich Cepeda, rolling out to the first baseman. The runner on second base advances to third base.

José Dariel Abreu, hit to left field. One run batted in.

After six innings: Cuba 3, Japan 0.

Eighth Inning

Frederich Cepeda, base on balls.

José Dariel Abreu, line hit to left field. Two men on bases.

Alfredo Despaigne, big home run to center field. Three runs batted in.

After eight innings: Cuba 6, Japan 0.

Japan scores three runs in the top of the ninth inning. Too little, too late.

Cuba goes on to win the game 6-3.

ESPN: Cuba beats Japan, wins Group A

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