Venezuela at Mexico. Final game of the double round robin.

In an entertaining game at Globe Life Park the final score was the MEXICO
MEXICO 4, the VENEZUELA VENEZUELA 1.

MEXICO scored the decisive runs in a big bottom of the 8th inning with 3 runs
on 3 base hits.  Alfredo Amezaga got things going when he delivered a single.
Ramiro Pena got his chance to keep things going, but he went down on
strikes.  Francisco Rodriguez then uncorked a pitch that was ruled a passed
ball.  Adrian Gonzalez followed next and he doubled resulting in a run.
Khris Davis stepped into the box and smashed a two-run homer.  MEXICO out-hit
VENEZUELA for the game, 9 hits to 6. 

The win went to Fernando Salas(1-0) who allowed no runs in 1 and 2/3 innings.
Roberto Osuna preserved the game for Salas, recording his his 2nd save.
Rodriguez(0-1) took the loss in relief. 

BOXSCORE: 2016 VENEZUELA VENEZUELA At 2016 MEXICO MEXICO             4/8/2016

  VENEZUELA          AB  R  H RBI AVG     MEXICO             AB  R  H RBI AVG
  J.Altuve DH         4  0  1  0 .125     A.Amezaga CF        4  1  2  0 .304  
  O.Herrera CF        4  0  0  0 .100     R.Pena RF           4  1  1  0 .160  
  M.Cabrera 1B        4  1  1  0 .208     A.Gonzalez 1B       4  1  3  1 .364  
  R.Cano 2B           3  0  3  1 .333     K.Davis LF          4  1  1  2 .333  
  C.Gonzalez RF       2  0  0  0 .238     D.Espinosa SS       3  0  1  1 .143  
  A.Cabrera SS        4  0  1  0 .250     J.Castro 3B         4  0  0  0 .167  
  Y.Solarte 3B        2  0  0  0 .353     D.Navarro DH        3  0  1  0 .167  
  E.Inciarte LF       3  0  0  0 .400     C.Perez C           3  0  0  0 .200  
  W.Ramos C           3  0  0  0 .300     D.Castro 2B         3  0  0  0 .111  
                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---      
         Totals      29  1  6  1                 Totals      32  4  9  4



VENEZUELA....... 1 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  -  1  6  0
MEXICO.......... 1 0 0  0 0 0  0 3    -  4  9  0

VENEZUELA (4-2)          IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA
F.Hernandez               6 1/3   6   1   1   0   7   0  97   1.23
F.Rodriguez LOSS(0-1)     1       3   3   3   0   2   1  23  13.50
Y.Petit                   0 2/3   0   0   0   0   0   0   6   0.00
Totals                    8       9   4   4   0   9   1

MEXICO (2-4)             IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA
M.Gonzalez                6 2/3   6   1   1   2   3   0  93   1.80
F.Salas WIN(1-0)          1 2/3   0   0   0   1   1   0  32   0.00
R.Osuna SAVE(2nd)         0 2/3   0   0   0   1   0   0  12   0.00
Totals                    9       6   1   1   4   4   0

ATTENDANCE- 47,030 DATE- Friday, April 8th 2016 TIME- Night WEATHER- Good
UMPIRES- Tony Randazzo, Jim Wolf, David Rackley, Brian Gorman
T- 2:12
LEFT ON BASE- VENEZUELA: 5  MEXICO: 5
DOUBLE PLAYS- VENEZUELA: 0  MEXICO: 4
DOUBLES- M.Cabrera(2nd), R.Cano(1st), A.Cabrera(4th), A.Gonzalez-2(4th)
HOME RUNS- K.Davis(2nd)
RBIs- R.Cano(2nd), A.Gonzalez(4th), K.Davis-2(5th), D.Espinosa(3rd)
CAUGHT STEALING- A.Amezaga
WALKS- R.Cano, C.Gonzalez-2, Y.Solarte
HIT BY PITCH- D.Espinosa
STRIKE OUTS- J.Altuve-2, O.Herrera, W.Ramos, A.Amezaga-2, R.Pena, K.Davis,
             J.Castro, D.Navarro, C.Perez-2, D.Castro
GIDP- O.Herrera, C.Gonzalez, A.Cabrera-2
WILD PITCHES- F.Hernandez
2-out RBI- R.Cano, D.Espinosa
RLISP 2-out- J.Castro, W.Ramos, D.Espinosa, E.Inciarte, D.Castro
TEAM RISP- VENEZUELA: 1 for 7  MEXICO: 3 for 9

 

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