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Sep '09 12

BWC Barcelona: Cuba avoids surprise loss against Spain

Pool B Baseball World Cup

BWC Cuba – Spain 5-4

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CUB 000 003 02X  5 13 0

Box score

Cuba needed a two-run homerun by Yosvany Peraza in the bottom of the eighth to beat Spain 5-4. The host of the Baseball World Cup pool B in Barcelona, led twice by a run, hoping for the upset. With the victory Cuba took first in the group, Spain got third. Vladimir Garcia (W 1-0) got the win, Jorge Balboa (L 0-1) the loss.

BWC South Africa – Puerto Rico 0-12 (7)

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SFA 000 000 0   0  3 2

Box score

Puerto Rico shut out South Africa 12-0 in seven innings and will go to Amsterdam to play Spain in the first second-round match. Efrain Nieves (W 1-0) and Juan Padilla combined for seven three-hit innings. Jose Valentin and Carlos Rivera drove in three each. Darren Smith (L 0-1) conceded seven hits, five runs (2 ER) and five bb in five innings.

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