Spain – Greece 10-0 (8)
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Spain opened the 2012 European Championship with an easy eight-inning 10-0 shutout over Greece. Six runs in the third inning blow the score wide open early. Franklin Tavarez scored three times. Daniel Figueroa crossed the plate twice. Leonardo Hernandez collected three hits, while Jesus Golindano drove in two. On the mound Leslie Nacar struck out nine in seven scoreless three-hit innings. Sammy de los Santos closed it out. Efthymio Karkatselos was charged with the loss, issuing six runs (5 ER) on seven hits in 2 1/3 innings.