Daily Archives: March 3, 2013

Jiménez, Iglesías Silence Brazil’s Bats in Cuban Victory

By Gabriel Fidler (@gabrielfidler) Cuba avoided an early no-hit bid by Brazilian pitcher Andre Rienzo and finally broke a scoreless tie in the fifth inning. The top-ranked team in the world would go on to win 5-2, dropping baseball Cinderella Brazil to … Continue reading

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Maeda, Itoi Deliver Second Win for Japan

By Gabriel Fidler (@gabrielfidler) Kenta Maeda threw five innings of one-hit ball and Yoshio Itoi blasted a three-run double to give Japan its second victory in the World Baseball Classic. China rallied in the ninth, but Japan held on for a 5-2 … Continue reading

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Taiwan One-Hits the Netherlands to Move Atop Pool B

By Gabriel Fidler (@gabrielfidler) Six Chinese Taipei pitchers combined on a one-hitter over the Netherlands in World Baseball Classic action, giving the hosts their second win in two attempts. The 8-3 victory all but assured that fifth-ranked Taiwan will qualify for the … Continue reading

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