Yamada hits 2 home runs to lead Japan over Cuba in WBC

16 March, 2017, 00:19 | Author: Ora Austin
  • Japan's Nobuhiro Matsuda celebrates at home after scoring on Seiichi Uchikawa's sacrifice fly against Cuba in the eighth inning of their second round game at the World Baseball Classic at Tokyo Dome in Tokyo Tuesday

The Netherlands, with their defeat and elimination of Cuba on Tuesday night, will join Japan in the semifinals to take on the victor of Pool F, which to this point is only one game into their proceedings.

Balentien would add another run batted in, his fifth, in the fifth inning, extending the lead to 13-0, but the scoring ended at 14-1.

In the final game Japan took Israel out of the quarterfinals with 8 runs over Israel's 3. Jair Jurrjens picked up the win after striking out five and holding Israel to one run on five hits over six innings.

"We're disappointed because we lost and won't be moving on, but we lost to two excellent teams", said Team Israel's manager Jerry Weinstein, adding that "Japan didn't give anything away".

Gregorius drove in five runs to lead the Netherlands over Israel. The designated hitter then hit a three-run homer in the fourth to make it 10-0.

After having upset South Korea, China Taipei (Taiwan) and the Netherlands to sweep the first round in Seoul, Team Israel beat Cuba 4-1 on Saturday, meaning that it only needed one more win to advance.

Samsung's Foldable Smartphone Might Be More Powerful Than Galaxy S8
This new smartphone will offer "luxurious design and high-quality", which will have a halo effect on Samsung's entire line-up. The report also says that Chinese companies are also very interesting in pursuing the foldable smartphone niche.

Despite the decisive loss, Israel's World Baseball Classic debut was a success since few expected it to advance past the first round. Although Ike Davis put his team on the board with an RBI single and Ryan Lavarnway doubled in two runs, Israel's comeback attempt fell short.

"Tough games continued in the first and second rounds, but big cheers encouraged our players", Japan manager Hiroki Kokubo said.

In order to readjust to the time change, Team Japan is set to play an exhibition game against the reigning World Series champion Chicago Cubs on March 18 at 1:05 p.m. PST. Israel finished in third at 1-2, ahead of Cuba at 0-3.

After five quiet innings, Yoshitomo Tsutsugoh broke the silence with a home run in the sixth.

At first, however, Venezuela players thought they were the team that had been knocked out.

The victory left Puerto Rico firmly in control of their own destiny in Pool F. Two teams from the group, which also includes the United States and Venezuela, will qualify for the semi-finals.

Recommended:

  • Tesla Announces $1.15 Billion Capital Raise, Musk Buys Shares

    Tesla Announces $1.15 Billion Capital Raise, Musk Buys Shares

    The computer will reportedly be 40 times more powerful than what has been used in previous Tesla Inc vehicles, reports AutoCar . Tesla is about to unfold Tesla Model Y , a new compact electric-powered SUV built on the same platform as Model 3.
    Why Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc(NYSE: VRX) stock will be under pressure today

    Why Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc(NYSE: VRX) stock will be under pressure today

    The specialty pharmaceutical company reported $1.26 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.20 by $0.06. Add Bill Ackman to the long list of investors who want nothing to do with the struggling drug maker Valeant Pharmaceuticals .
    What the February jobs report means for the upcoming Fed meeting

    What the February jobs report means for the upcoming Fed meeting

    That means the market is expecting three hikes in the federal funds rate this year, with the rate at 1.25-1.5% in December 2017. The Fed slashed the benchmark interest rate almost to zero during the recession to bolster growth and fight unemployment.
  • Are Leicester players heroes or villains after Sevilla win?

    Are Leicester players heroes or villains after Sevilla win?

    In the words of captain Wes Morgan, they overturned Sevilla's 2-1 first-leg lead by doing what they do best. Kasper Schmeichel revealed his relief after Leicester reached the Champions League quarter-finals.
    'SNL' skit 'Weekend Update' to air in prime time in August

    'SNL' skit 'Weekend Update' to air in prime time in August

    NBC also confirmed additional SNL stars will show up in the half-hour program. Each episode will be a half hour, with the first set to air at 9 p.m.
    Juventus vs Porto, Champions League

    Juventus vs Porto, Champions League

    Now Porto will travel to a venue at which the host has won its last 13 games in all competitions and last 20 in European competitions.
  • Cuonzo Martin resigns from Cal, reportedly headed to Missouri

    Cuonzo Martin resigns from Cal, reportedly headed to Missouri

    He has been rumored for many different jobs including Missouri and IL , who both fired their underperforming head coaches. Martin went on to play at Purdue and later had a four-year National Basketball Association career with the Atlanta Hawks.
    'Doctor Who' Season 10 Gets Extended April Premiere Trailer

    'Doctor Who' Season 10 Gets Extended April Premiere Trailer

    The latter will feature interviews with Pearl Mackie , Peter Capaldi , and Steven Moffat , and is narrated by Ingrid Oliver. Doctor Who series ten will star Capaldi and introduce Pearl Mackie as Bill Potts, the Doctor's new Companion.
    Palestinian president meets Trump aide in Ramallah

    Palestinian president meets Trump aide in Ramallah

    Tuesday's statement said Abbas had told Greenblatt he believed that under Trump's leadership "a historic peace deal was possible". The two also mentioned a joint commitment "to combat violence and terrorism", and President Abbas "assured Mr.
  • Trump to auto CEOs: 'Build modern plants like you've built in Mexico'

    Trump to auto CEOs: 'Build modern plants like you've built in Mexico'

    He promised a "thorough review" that will "help ensure this national program is good for consumers and good for the environment". The new EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt added that "these standards are costly for automakers and the American people".
    Capcom's 'Disney Afternoon Collection' Packs 6 Retro Games

    Capcom's 'Disney Afternoon Collection' Packs 6 Retro Games

    New players will probably take advantage of the Rewind feature which allows one to turn back time and essentially erase a blunder. Just like Rare Replay, the museum provides gamers with a wealth of content which released with the original games.
    Could being a parent help you live longer?

    Could being a parent help you live longer?

    At the age of 80, men with children could expect to live a further 7.7 years, while those without live, on average, seven years. They analysed data on 704,481 men and 725,290 women, looking at marital status and the number and sex of any children they had.


Popular

Spiders eat up to 800 million tons of insects a year
But if you're now worrying that the world might be inherited by spiders, remember that in turn, they are a source of prey as well. The study team also revealed spiders kill a lot more insects in forests and savanna than in other environments.

Google's new Family Link app invites live
This includes games, mostly - it specifically does not include "Music Players and Messaging Apps that run in the background". The preteens get to have their own Google accounts , for example, but their phones will carry YT Kids instead of YouTube.

Merseyrail strike held over driver-only trains
Today's strikes by guards and drivers working for Merseyrail and Northern rail are over similar DOO proposals on those services. RMT members have walked out at Merseyrail, Northern and Southern in protest at plans to extend driver-only operation.

Tag Heuer's new smartwatch goes modular, keeps premium price
As per the rumors, the TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45 watch will come with an AMOLED display and will have a 45mm watch face. But if you're looking to get your hands on one, you'll need deep pockets, as the Connected Modular 45 will start at $1,600.

Sweet deals and nerdy facts to celebrate Pi Day in Colorado
Villa Italian Kitchen: Full-size cheese pizzas are $3.14 with a coupon . $ 3 off a large pizza . The U.S. government recognized March 14 as National Pi Day in 2009.