3B Jorge Cantú doubled, then Anderson walked LF Scott Hairston. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. 3B Bum-ho Lee homered with one out. In the top of the 4th, DH Iván Rodríguez drew a leadoff walk from Lilly. Moises Alou pinch-hit for Taveras in potentially the final at-bat of his career, as he said he would retire after the Classic. 2009 World Baseball Classic - Provisional Roster CANADA Name League Organization Position Bats/Throws 1 Aumont, Phillippe MLB Seattle Mariners Pitcher Left/Right 2 Avery, James MLB Cincinnati Reds Pitcher Right/Right 3 Begg, Chris Free Agent Pitcher Right/Right 4 Burton, Tim MLB Houston Astros Pitcher Left/Right 3B Yurendell de Caster drew a walk to load the bases. With one out, Lee grounded both runners over but 1B Julio Zuleta flew out to waste another scoring chance. Throwing out the ceremonial first pitch for this game was Canadian hockey broadcast legend Don Cherry, flamboyantly dressed in red velour. English Premier League; English League Championship; England - FA Cup; England - League Cup - Carling Cup; Major League Soccer; Europe. Unfortunately, the TV feed from New York failed and the umps were unable to use instant replay. 2B José López and DH Miguel Cabrera both provided RBI doubles to make it a 6-run inning. He chopped a grounder to Aybar at first; Willy promptly made the second error of the inning for the Dominicans as Kingsale raced home with the winning run. The tournament takes place during MLB spring training. In the bottom of the second, Puerto Rico came close against young Félix Hernández. Japan loaded the bases later in the inning but Fukudome was retired to end the frame. RF Shin-soo Choo then slammed a 3-run homer to put South Korea up by five. Aviles opened the bottom of the 7th with a double. With one out, 1B Adrián González was walked by Norge Vera, who then plunked 3B Jorge Cantú. The tournament takes place during MLB spring training. Delmonico switched pitchers again, switching to 2007 World Port Tournament Best Pitcher Leon Boyd in a sticky situation. CF Curtis Granderson singled home DeRosa to make it 1-0. With one away, Cepeda singled to double the lead to two but Gourriel ground into a double play. The Netherlands seemed to start strong. Mexico struck back in the bottom of the third. The lone bright spot for Taiwan was CF Che-Hsuan Lin, who went 2 for 3 with a walk. In the 9th, Hairston Jr. drew a one-out walk from Hein Robb, a recent graduate of the MLB European Academy like Ngoepe. Victor Moreno and Heath Bell each tossed a scoreless 7th. 2B Robinson Cano greeted Smit with a bunt single to load the bases. Cano grounded Taveras over. In the 5th, Nakajima drew a leadoff walk from Bong. He walked SS Jimmy Rollins, who then stole second base. Victor Zambrano seemingly started okay, fanning Youkilis, but a wild pitch on strike three put Youkilis on first. Michiel van Kampen relieved and walked Jeter. With two away, CF Gene Kingsale and 2B Yurendell de Caster delivered back-to-back singles. The US scored again in the 4th. The game was delayed over an hour due to rain, then the hitters took no delay in getting to work. SS Hiroyuki Nakajima drew a walk as well. With two out, C Miguel Ojeda doubled to left and scored on a single by 2B Freddy Sandoval to cut the difference back to one run. Johnny Cueto and four relievers combined to fan 10 Panamanian batters to eliminate the central American nation from the event. Subscribe to our Free Newsletter, This Week in Sports ReferenceFind out when we add a feature or make a change. Venezuela got plenty of offense in the second. In the bottom of the 4th, Jimenez struck out the side for the third time in four innings to finish his day with 10 K. To begin the fifth, Alexander Smit relieved Stuifbergen and fared better than in his previous appearance in the Classic. DH Dae-ho Lee then walked but C Kenji Johjima managed to pick Kim off second base. With one out, Hairston walked. Instead, the Netherlands were forced into the unenviable position of having to beat the Dominican Republic twice in a row when that nation had been favored by the betting lines to win the tournament. In the 7th inning, Olivera drew a two-out walk from Moss and Enríquez followed with a double to make it 4-3. 2B Mike Duursma struck out. After a scoreless frame by Maestri in the 6th, Italy turned to another Italian-American, Cody Cillo, and Venezuela greeted him fondly with a solo homer by Mora. http://web.worldbaseballclassic.com/ballparks/index.jsp?team=wbc, World Baseball Classic 09 Estadio Hiram Bithorn, Several rules changes adopted for 2009 World Baseball Classic, https://baseball.fandom.com/wiki/2009_World_Baseball_Classic?oldid=12963, 70 pitches in round 1 (up from 65 in '06), 100 pitches in the semi finals and final (up from 95). Ortega plunked Harman, then gave up a run-scoring single to Graham to give Australia the lead. CF Kosuke Fukudome drew a walk from Junyi Chen, who was then replaced by Guoqiang Sun. World Baseball Classic 2009 results, tables and match informations. Craig Anderson could not maintain the lead, though. Kai-Wen Cheng relieved Chen-Chang Lee, who had retired only one of 7 batters faced. After Nakajima stole second, LF Norichika Aoki hit one to center which Sun misplayed, letting Nakajima score and Aoki go all the way to third. 18+, New Customers only. Darvish also walked 1B Tae-kyun Kim, then fanned Choo. Dae-ho Lee then singled home a run to make it 7-0. 2B Robinson Cano singled and advanced on a wild pitch but Stuifbergen whiffed LF Nelson Cruz. In the bottom of the inning, Dunn drew a one-out walk from Orber Moreno. Teahen doubled to right to put two men in scoring position. Taiwan's leadoff man again tried to be a one-man show, as CF Che-Hsuan Lin drew a walk from Jiangang Lu on four pitches to open things, but he was thrown out stealing by Zhenwang Zhang to end the top of the first. Japan tied it in the second. Vazquez doubled him to third. With two outs, Cervelli singled. PH James Beresford hit a sacrifice fly to close it to 7-6. This time, Japan was unstoppable, knocking Kim out in the 2nd inning, scoring in 6 of 7 innings and forcing the first usage of the mercy rule of the tournament. In the second, 3B Miguel Tejada singled but was erased on a DP ball by RF Jose Guillen. Inaba began with a single, then Ogasawara singled as well. Cano then flew out to Kingsale (now manning right field) to end that half-inning. He misplayed a ground ball by leadoff hitter SS Nick Punto for an error, leading to Italy's first run scored by 2B Davide Dallospedale, then allowed another run in the second inning as he struggled with his control. All base coaches will be required to wear protective helmets, and participating teams will be required to announce the next day's starting pitcher. Simon began the inning with a weak ground-out back to pitcher J.C. Romero. Time limits and T&Cs apply. In the 5th, the González brothers reached and a Bum-ho Lee error loaded the bases with one out. Two innings later, Cruz homered off Manuel Corpas for a 6-run lead. C Miguel Olivo bunted the runners over. Martín and Olivera started things just like in the third, with back-to-back singles. The only bright spot was Durango, who reached in 3 of 4 plate appearances. Delgado flew him to second, then Rios grounded out. Each participating national federation had a deadline of January 19, 2009 to submit a 45-man provisional roster. South Africa surprisingly kept it close for a while but couldn't maintain the pace. DH Geovany Soto drew a leadoff walk and 2B Felipe López followed with a home run. They started off with two outs in the first. In the bottom of the 4th, Venezuela increased their lead back to 4.
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