March 10, 2009

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Classic drama plays out around globe: P.R., Mexico, Korea win; three key games on Tuesday slate (Doug Miller, 3/10/09, MLB.com)

Two days after Canada looked so impressive in dropping a tight decision to the United States, the Canadians were sent packing on their home turf of Toronto in an inspired 6-2 win by Italy.

Korea got revenge on Japan in Tokyo, pulling off a stirring 1-0 victory that locked up Pool A for the Koreans. Both teams will move on to the second round, with Korea gaining valuable momentum and now being able to forget that it lost to Japan, 14-2, earlier.

Meanwhile, Mexico staved off elimination in rollicking fashion at home in Mexico City, breaking open a tight game to blow out -- and eliminate -- South Africa by a score of 14-3.

Tuesday will feature three games, all with their own brand of intrigue. In Toronto, the Italians and Venezuelans will fight to stay in the tournament, and in Mexico City, the high-octane offenses of Cuba and Australia will meet for the first time.

And then there's San Juan, where the Dominicans and the Netherlands will square off one more time with elimination on the line.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 10, 2009 7:10 AM
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