Venezuela beat the Dominican Republic for the first time in World Classic history
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The South Americans relied heavily on the attacking work of David Peralta, who was responsible for three of the team’s four goals.
The Group D favorite lost to his nearest rival. Venezuela. The Dominican Republic He missed many chances throughout the match and scored five runs for one run. The win marked the first win in five games against the Dominicans World Baseball Classic.
The big Dominican lineup was completely contained by the Venezuelan pitching, which was particularly impressive Luis Garcia, entered the fourth inning and did what he wanted with the Dominican batters. The right-hander was on the mound for three innings, striking out seven and giving up two walks en route to his first World Cup win.
All in all, the Venezuelan pitchers obliged Dominican Republic Hit in ten innings with runners on (10-0)
Sandy AlcantaraCurrent award winner Cy Young of National League He took the loss, allowing three earned runs along with five hits, three walks and two strikeouts in 3.2 innings of work.
Great attacking player Venezuela He was a left fielder David PeraltaIn two official at-bats, he had two hits and drove in three runs, including two against Alcantara With a big hit after two outs in the bottom of the fourth inning. Anthony Santander He hit a home run and a triple in four at-bats.
For the Dominican Republic, Juan Soto He led the way with two doubles, including RBI’s only run Dominican Republic. He followed Jaymer Candelario With two hits in four turns, at the same time Wandering Franco And Dioscar Hernandez They negotiated two trades each, firing a hit on the first of the two.
By Venezuela, Jose Altuve Had one hit and two walks Ronald Acuna Jr He went 0-for-4 with two hits into a double play.
For Sunday, March 12, Dominican Republic At rest Venezuela facing Puerto Rico 7pm Eastern Time in the US.