Cuban baseball team loses to US in Pan American games
The Cuban baseball squad lost 2-5 to United States during its second appearance in the tournament of this sport of the 17th Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada.
The winners opened the score at the bottom of the first inning with a two-run homerun by shortstop Andrew Parrino, who in addition went 2 for 4 and was the best hitter in the match.
Meanwhile, Cubans managed to tie the game at the top of the second, when they took advantage of the lack of control by starting pitcher Nate Smith, who loaded the bases for walks and then second baseman Raul Gonzalez drove in two runs with a hit to left field, only one by the Caribbean in the game.
But Americans scored twice in the sixth inning off Cuban starter Freddy Asiel Alvarez, replaced by reliever Livan Moinelo, who allowed an unearned run in the eighth.