Italy lost their first warm-up game for the 2017 World Baseball Classic during training camp at Fitch Park in Mesa, Arizona. The Squadra Azzurri fell 4-5 to the LG Twins from the Korea Baseball Organisation. Alex Liddi and Stefano Desimoni had key hits for Italy, which led 4-3 in the ninth inning. Both teams will meet again before Italy takes on the Chicago Cubs and Oakland Athletics in their final exhibition games prior to the WBC next week.
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