Game 3 , winner take all. Japan at Venezuela

Yu Darvish racked up an impressive total of 10 strikeouts as the JAPAN JAPAN
defeated the VENEZUELA VENEZUELA in 10 innings by a score of 2 to 1 at O.co
Coliseum.

Both teams had scored 1 runs after nine full innings.  Finally, JAPAN pulled
the game out in the 10th inning.  After two were out Motohiro Shima banged
out a single.  Shogo Akiyama stepped up next and he ripped a one-base hit,
and an error was also committed.  Yusmeiro Petit then was wild with a pitch
scoring the run.  Both teams ended up with 5 hits on the afternoon.

Koji Uehara(1-0) went 1 and 2/3 innings allowing no runs for the win.
Yoshihisa Hirano recorded the save, his 3rd.  Petit(0-1) was given the loss
in relief.  He was a hard-luck loser, pitching 1 and 1/3 innings and not
allowing an earned run.


BOXSCORE: 2016 JAPAN JAPAN At 2016 VENEZUELA VENEZUELA              4/15/2016

  JAPAN              AB  R  H RBI AVG     VENEZUELA          AB  R  H RBI AVG
  S.Akiyama CF        4  0  1  0 .279     J.Altuve DH         4  0  0  0 .268  
  N.Aoki DH           3  1  0  0 .229     O.Herrera CF        4  0  0  0 .118  
  S.Nakata LF         4  0  0  0 .158     M.Cabrera 1B        4  0  1  0 .225  
  R.Hirata RF         4  0  1  1 .257     R.Cano 2B           4  0  0  0 .242  
  D.Lee 1B            4  0  2  0 .306     C.Gonzalez RF       4  0  0  0 .263  
  N.Matsuda 3B        4  0  0  0 .184     A.Cabrera SS        4  0  0  0 .242  
  H.Sakamoto SS       4  0  0  0 .147     Y.Solarte 3B        4  0  2  0 .355  
  T.Yamada 2B         3  0  0  0 .185     E.Inciarte LF       1  1  1  0 .419  
  M.Shima C           4  1  1  0 .324   A-V.Martinez PH       1  0  0  0 .333  
                                          W.Ramos C           3  0  1  1 .226  
                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---      
         Totals      34  2  5  1                 Totals      33  1  5  1

A-Pinch Hit For Inciarte In 10th Inning

JAPAN........... 0 0 0  0 0 0  1 0 0  1 -  2  5  1
VENEZUELA....... 0 0 1  0 0 0  0 0 0  0 -  1  5  1

JAPAN (7-3)              IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA
Y.Darvish                 8       4   1   1   1  10   0 107   0.75
K.Uehara WIN(1-0)         1 2/3   1   0   0   0   3   0  20   0.00
Y.Hirano SAVE(3rd)        0 1/3   0   0   0   0   1   0   3   0.00
Totals                   10       5   1   1   1  14   0

VENEZUELA (6-4)          IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA
F.Hernandez               6 1/3   2   1   1   3   5   0  82   1.29
B.Rondon                  2 1/3   1   0   0   1   4   0  35   5.40
Y.Petit LOSS(0-1)         1 1/3   2   1   0   1   1   0  30   3.00
Totals                   10       5   2   1   5  10   0

ATTENDANCE- 16,908 DATE- Friday, April 15th 2016 TIME- Day WEATHER- Average
UMPIRES- Brian O'Nora, Dan Bellino, D.J. Reyburn, Jeff Kellogg
T- 3:12
LEFT ON BASE- JAPAN: 7  VENEZUELA: 4
DOUBLE PLAYS- JAPAN: 1  VENEZUELA: 0
ERRORS- S.Nakata, Y.Petit
DOUBLES- Y.Solarte(3rd)
RBIs- R.Hirata(5th), W.Ramos(6th)
STOLEN BASES- N.Aoki(1st), E.Inciarte-2(2nd)
SACRIFICE HITS- E.Inciarte
WALKS- S.Akiyama, N.Aoki-2, S.Nakata, T.Yamada, E.Inciarte
STRIKE OUTS- S.Akiyama, N.Aoki, S.Nakata, R.Hirata-3, N.Matsuda, H.Sakamoto-2,
             M.Shima, J.Altuve, O.Herrera-4, M.Cabrera, R.Cano, C.Gonzalez,
             A.Cabrera-2, Y.Solarte, V.Martinez, W.Ramos-2
GIDP- R.Cano
WILD PITCHES- Y.Darvish, Y.Petit
RLISP 2-out- O.Herrera, W.Ramos, H.Sakamoto, J.Altuve, S.Nakata, V.Martinez
TEAM RISP- JAPAN: 1 for 5  VENEZUELA: 1 for 7
WEB GEMS- Bot 5th: Shogo Akiyama robbed Asdrubal Cabrera of a Homerun!

JAPAN WINS IT ALL, THE 2017 WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC CHAMPIONS
  
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Game 2 . Venezuela at Japan.

Carlos Carrasco was terrific as he outpitched Kenta Maeda and Venezuela forces a game three with a big 5-2 win over Japan.

Venezuela jumped on Maeda early and had a 3-0 lead. Carrasco cruised until late in the game when he needed bullpen help and Japan jumped on the bullpen. But Venezuela had too big of a lead and they cruise to a win to set up a final game for all the marbles.

Finals. Game 1 . Japan at Venezuela

15,749 fans were treated to a fine game at O.co Coliseum as only one run
separated the combatants at game’s end.  The JAPAN JAPAN won by the slimmest
of margins, 5 to 4.

Yoshihisa Hirano(1-0) came through for Scott Servais with an excellent relief
stint.  He surrendered only 1 hit and no walks in 2 and 2/3 innings and
struckout 4 VENEZUELA batters.  JAPAN managed 12 hits in their victory.

Bruce Rondon(0-1) was the loser in relief.  He gave up 2 runs and 3 hits in 1
inning.

BOXSCORE: 2016 JAPAN JAPAN At 2016 VENEZUELA VENEZUELA              4/12/2016

  JAPAN              AB  R  H RBI AVG     VENEZUELA          AB  R  H RBI AVG
  S.Akiyama CF        5  1  3  1 .306     J.Altuve DH         4  1  3  1 .250  
  N.Aoki DH           4  1  1  0 .250     O.Herrera CF        3  0  1  0 .111  
  S.Nakata LF         4  0  1  1 .194     M.Cabrera 1B        3  1  0  0 .194  
  R.Hirata RF         3  0  0  0 .250     R.Cano 2B           4  0  1  0 .280  
  D.Lee 1B            5  0  3  1 .321     C.Gonzalez RF       4  0  2  2 .310  
  N.Matsuda 3B        4  1  1  1 .200     A.Cabrera SS        3  0  1  0 .250  
  H.Sakamoto SS       5  1  1  1 .172   C-A.Simmons PR        0  0  0  0 .667  
  T.Yamada 2B         4  1  1  0 .190     Y.Solarte 3B        4  0  1  0 .348  
  M.Shima C           3  0  1  0 .346     E.Inciarte LF       3  2  2  1 .385  
                                          W.Ramos C           2  0  0  0 .250  
                                        A-R.Odor PH           1  0  0  0 .000  
                                        B-S.Perez C           0  0  0  0 ----  
                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---      
         Totals      37  5 12  5                 Totals      31  4 11  4

A-Pinch Hit For Ramos In 7th Inning
B-Subbed Defensively (C ) For Odor In 8th Inning
C-Pinch Ran For Cabrera In 9th Inning

JAPAN........... 1 0 0  0 0 1  1 2 0  -  5 12  0
VENEZUELA....... 2 1 0  0 0 0  1 0 0  -  4 11  1

JAPAN (6-2)              IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA
M.Tanaka                  6 1/3  10   4   4   1   0   1 101   3.86
Y.Hirano WIN(1-0)         2 2/3   1   0   0   0   4   0  29   0.00
Totals                    9      11   4   4   1   4   1

VENEZUELA (5-3)          IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA
J.Guerra                  6 2/3   7   3   3   1   6   1 116   2.19
B.Rondon L(0-1) BS(1st)   1       3   2   2   0   0   1  27  18.00
F.Rodriguez               1       2   0   0   2   0   0  25   9.00
Y.Petit                   0 1/3   0   0   0   0   1   0   4   0.00
Totals                    9      12   5   5   3   7   2

ATTENDANCE- 15,749 DATE- Tuesday, April 12th 2016 TIME- Day WEATHER- Average
UMPIRES- Will Little, Ted Barrett, Alfonso Marquez, Paul Schrieber
T- 2:34
LEFT ON BASE- JAPAN:11  VENEZUELA: 3
DOUBLE PLAYS- JAPAN: 3  VENEZUELA: 1
ERRORS- R.Cano
DOUBLES- S.Akiyama(5th), N.Aoki(2nd), D.Lee(3rd), A.Cabrera(5th),
         Y.Solarte(2nd), E.Inciarte(3rd)
HOME RUNS- N.Matsuda(1st), H.Sakamoto(1st), E.Inciarte(2nd)
RBIs- S.Akiyama(7th), S.Nakata(6th), D.Lee(2nd), N.Matsuda(1st),
      H.Sakamoto(1st), J.Altuve(3rd), C.Gonzalez-2(10th), E.Inciarte(7th)
SACRIFICE HITS- N.Aoki, M.Shima, O.Herrera
WALKS- S.Nakata, R.Hirata, N.Matsuda, M.Cabrera
HIT BY PITCH- R.Hirata, A.Cabrera
STRIKE OUTS- N.Aoki, S.Nakata-2, R.Hirata, H.Sakamoto, T.Yamada-2, O.Herrera,
             M.Cabrera, R.Cano, R.Odor
GIDP- R.Hirata, M.Cabrera, A.Cabrera
WILD PITCHES- J.Guerra
2-out RBI- D.Lee, H.Sakamoto, S.Nakata, J.Altuve, S.Akiyama
RLISP 2-out- N.Matsuda, T.Yamada, E.Inciarte, R.Hirata-2, D.Lee, N.Aoki,
             H.Sakamoto
TEAM RISP- JAPAN: 3 for 14  VENEZUELA: 3 for 6

Japan vs United States. Second semi-final game

Ryosuke Hirata touched them all and Yu Darvish had an impressive outing as the
JAPAN JAPAN topped the UNITED STATES USA by a score of 4 to 1 at Yankee
Stadium.

JAPAN took the lead for keeps in the 2nd inning when they tallied 2 runs on 3
hits.  That early scoring was all that Darvish(2-0) needed.  UNITED STATES
was out-hit by JAPAN, 9 hits to 2.

Darvish got relief help from Yoshihisa Hirano who gained credit for his 2nd
save.  Danny Duffy(0-1) suffered the loss.  Despite the loss, he struckout 7
JAPAN batters in 4 and 2/3 innings.


BOXSCORE: 2016 JAPAN JAPAN At 2016 UNITED STATES USA                4/10/2016

  JAPAN              AB  R  H RBI AVG     USA                AB  R  H RBI AVG
  H.Sakamoto SS       5  0  0  0 .167     M.Carpenter DH      4  0  0  0 .190  
  S.Akiyama CF        5  0  1  0 .258     D.Murphy 2B         3  0  1  0 .500  
  S.Nakata LF         4  1  1  1 .185     P.Goldschmidt 1B    4  0  0  0 .227  
  S.Uchikawa DH       3  1  0  0 .429     N.Arenado 3B        4  0  0  0 .200  
  R.Hirata RF         4  2  2  1 .280     G.Stanton RF        2  0  0  0 .179  
  D.Lee 1B            3  0  1  1 .261     J.Lucroy C          3  0  0  0 .200  
  N.Matsuda 3B        4  0  0  0 .192     B.Crawford SS       3  0  0  0 .208  
  R.Kikuchi 2B        3  0  2  0 .500     A.Jones CF          3  0  0  0 .125  
  M.Shima C           4  0  2  1 .348     A.McCutchen LF      2  0  0  0 .250  
                                        A-K.Seager PH         1  1  1  1 .500  
                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---      
         Totals      35  4  9  4                 Totals      29  1  2  1

A-Pinch Hit For McCutchen In 9th Inning

JAPAN........... 0 2 0  0 0 0  0 2 0  -  4  9  0
USA............. 0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 1  -  1  2  0

JAPAN (5-2)              IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA
Y.Darvish WIN(2-0)        8 1/3   2   1   1   2   8   1 116   0.56
Y.Hirano SAVE(2nd)        0 2/3   0   0   0   0   0   0   4   0.00
Totals                    9       2   1   1   2   8   1

USA (5-2)                IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA
D.Duffy LOSS(0-1)         4 2/3   5   2   2   1   7   0  81   6.55
M.Givens                  2 1/3   0   0   0   2   4   0  33   0.00
N.Jones                   1       2   2   2   0   1   2  20  21.60
S.Dyson                   0 2/3   2   0   0   0   0   0  18   0.00
A.Miller                  0 1/3   0   0   0   0   0   0   5   0.00
Totals                    9       9   4   4   3  12   2

ATTENDANCE- 46,386 DATE- Sunday, April 10th 2016 TIME- Day WEATHER- Bad
UMPIRES- Chad Fairchild, Vic Carapazza, Bill Miller, Mike Everitt
T- 3:06
LEFT ON BASE- JAPAN: 7  USA: 3
DOUBLE PLAYS- JAPAN: 0  USA: 0
DOUBLES- S.Akiyama(4th)
HOME RUNS- S.Nakata(3rd), R.Hirata(2nd), K.Seager(3rd)
RBIs- S.Nakata(5th), R.Hirata(4th), D.Lee(1st), M.Shima(2nd), K.Seager(4th)
STOLEN BASES- D.Murphy(1st)
CAUGHT STEALING- R.Kikuchi
WALKS- S.Uchikawa, D.Lee, R.Kikuchi, D.Murphy, G.Stanton
STRIKE OUTS- H.Sakamoto-2, S.Akiyama, S.Nakata, S.Uchikawa, R.Hirata, D.Lee-2,
             N.Matsuda-2, R.Kikuchi, M.Shima, M.Carpenter, D.Murphy,
             P.Goldschmidt, N.Arenado, G.Stanton, J.Lucroy-2, A.Jones
2-out RBI- M.Shima, R.Hirata
RLISP 2-out- H.Sakamoto, N.Arenado, S.Nakata-2, S.Akiyama
TEAM RISP- JAPAN: 2 for 8  USA: 0 for 2
WEB GEMS- Top 1st: Giancarlo Stanton robbed Shogo Akiyama of a Homerun!

 

First semi-final ends in dramatic fashion

Martin Perez came through with a solid 9 innings as the VENEZUELA VENEZUELA
won at O.co Coliseum in dramatic fashion over the PUERTO RICO PUERTO RICO,
the final score, 2 to 1.

The deciding run was scored by VENEZUELA in the bottom of the 9th.  Yangervis
Solarte smashed a bases-empty ‘big-fly’ giving VENEZUELA the victory and
sending the 22,325 home-town fans home happy.  VENEZUELA banged out 7 hits on
the afternoon.

Perez(1-0) was the winner allowing 1 run for the game. Edwin Diaz(0-1)
absorbed the loss in relief.  He gave up only 1 hit and no walks in 3
innings.

BOXSCORE: 2016 PUERTO RICO PUERTO RICO At 2016 VENEZUELA VENEZUELA  4/10/2016

  PUERTO RICO        AB  R  H RBI AVG     VENEZUELA          AB  R  H RBI AVG
  F.Lindor SS         4  0  0  0 .345     J.Altuve DH         4  0  2  0 .179  
  A.Pagan LF          4  1  1  0 .267     O.Herrera CF        4  0  0  0 .083  
  C.Correa DH         4  0  1  0 .214     M.Cabrera 1B        4  0  1  0 .214  
  C.Beltran RF        4  0  0  0 .179     R.Cano 2B           3  0  0  0 .286  
  Y.Molina C          4  0  0  0 .208     C.Gonzalez RF       4  1  2  1 .280  
  K.Vargas 1B         3  0  1  0 .240     A.Simmons SS        2  0  0  0 .667  
  J.Baez 3B           3  0  0  0 .167   B-A.Cabrera PH,SS     1  0  0  0 .238  
  E.Rosario CF        3  0  2  0 .440     M.Prado 3B          2  0  1  0 .500  
  E.Hernandez 2B      3  0  1  0 .286   A-Y.Solarte PH,3B     2  1  1  1 .368  
                                          E.Inciarte LF       3  0  0  0 .348  
                                          W.Ramos C           2  0  0  0 .273  
                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---      
         Totals      32  1  6  0                 Totals      31  2  7  2

A-Pinch Hit For Prado In 6th Inning
B-Pinch Hit For Simmons In 8th Inning

PUERTO RICO..... 0 0 0  1 0 0  0 0 0  -  1  6  0
VENEZUELA....... 0 0 0  0 0 1  0 0 1  -  2  7  0

PUERTO RICO (3-4)        IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA
J.De Leon                 4 2/3   5   0   0   2   3   0  74   5.06
A.Claudio                 0 1/3   1   1   1   1   0   1  16   6.00
E.Diaz LOSS(0-1)          3       1   1   1   0   5   1  43   3.68
Totals                    8       7   2   2   3   8   2

VENEZUELA (5-2)          IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA
M.Perez WIN(1-0)          9       6   1   1   0   1   0 104   1.00
Totals                    9       6   1   1   0   1   0

ATTENDANCE- 22,325 DATE- Sunday, April 10th 2016 TIME- Day WEATHER- Good
UMPIRES- Mark Carlson, Scott Barry, Jeff Nelson, Laz Diaz
T- 2:12
LEFT ON BASE- PUERTO RICO: 4  VENEZUELA: 8
DOUBLE PLAYS- PUERTO RICO: 0  VENEZUELA: 1
DOUBLES- J.Altuve(1st), M.Cabrera(3rd)
HOME RUNS- C.Gonzalez(3rd), Y.Solarte(2nd)
RBIs- C.Gonzalez(8th), Y.Solarte(4th)
STOLEN BASES- A.Simmons(1st)
WALKS- R.Cano, A.Simmons, W.Ramos
STRIKE OUTS- E.Hernandez, O.Herrera-2, M.Cabrera, C.Gonzalez, A.Cabrera,
             Y.Solarte, E.Inciarte-2
GIDP- C.Beltran
RLISP 2-out- C.Gonzalez, O.Herrera-2, F.Lindor, R.Cano, W.Ramos
TEAM RISP- PUERTO RICO: 0 for 3  VENEZUELA: 1 for 9

 

Final standings. Playoff matchups

LEAGUE STANDINGS FOR 2017 WORLD CUP BB2017

AL East                     WON LOST  PCT   GB  MAGIC#   ACTWON ACTLOST ACTPCT
2016 UNITED STATES USA        5   1  .833 ----   158         84      78   .519
2016 PUERTO RICO PRI          3   3  .500  2.0               68      94   .420

2016 CANADA CAN               2   4  .333  3.0               89      73   .549
2016 CUBA CUB                 2   4  .333  3.0               93      69   .574



AL West                     WON LOST  PCT   GB  MAGIC#   ACTWON ACTLOST ACTPCT
2016 VENEZUELA VEN            4   2  .667 ----               69      93   .426
2016 JAPAN JAP                4   2  .667 ----   159         86      76   .531

2016 MEXICO MEX               2   4  .333  2.0               95      67   .586
2016 DOMINICAN REP DOR        2   4  .333  2.0               74      88   .457

The United States comes first in the AL East pool and will play second place Japan in the one game semi-final. In the other semi-final, Venezuela will host Puerto Rico as Venezuela won their pool and Puerto Rico came second.

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