(WBC) Venezuela defeated Puerto Rico → ‘No. 1 in the death group’
Venezuela, which destroyed the strongest Dominican Republic, took the momentum and sank Puerto Rico. Venezuela has risen to the top of Group D.
Venezue-la had the second Group D match against Puerto Rico in the first round of the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) finals at Londipo Park in Miami, Florida on the 12th.
Venezuela scored 12 hits and nine runs, including two home runs, to win 9-6. What devastated the Puerto Rican mound.
As a result, Venezuela rose to the top of Group D, called the “Group of Death,” with two wins, including its victory over the Dominican Republic on the 12th.
Venezuela succeeded in targeting Puerto Rico’s starting pitcher Jose Berios in the first inning. Salvador Perez’s timely hit and Anthony Santander’s home run exploded to lead 4-0.
Venezue-la then had Perez, who hit a timely hit to score first in the first inning, hit three runs in the second inning, and quickly to 7-0. What devastated the Puerto Rican mound.
Venezuela later gave up a run with a home run in the second inning, but thanks to David Peralta’s timely hit in the fourth inning and Perez’s timely hit in the fifth, the score widened to 9-1.
There was also a crisis. Venezuela gave up four runs on Puerto Rico’s counterattack in the sixth inning and allowed one run in the eighth inning, trailing 6-9. The economy could turn upside down in an instant.
However, Venezuela virtually secured the victory by catching Rosario with a double play in the eighth inning. Venezuela’s 9-6 victory in the end.
Venezuela’s home turf wife Perez scored four hits, five RBIs and three runs in four at-bats with one home run and two doubles, becoming the top contributor to the victory.
On the mound, Venezuela’s starter Pablo Lopez won with one run in 42/3 innings, and Puerto Rico’s starter Verios lost with six runs (five earned runs) in one inning.