Tuesday, March 10, 2009

MLB Roundup Mar. 10

Down goes the Dominican Republic!

That's right, the Dominican Republic was knocked out of the WBC tonight as the Netherlands defeated them for the second time during the tournament. All the scoring in the 2-1 game was done in the 11th inning after Eugene Kingsale singled in the tying run and then ended up crossing the plate as the winning run as well. Let me remind you that this was a Dominican Republic team that included the likes of Jose Reyes, Robinson Cano, David Ortiz, Hanley Ramirez, Miguel Tejada, and Pedro Martinez, among others. Adios DR.

Earlier today Venezuela took out Italy 10-1 and moved to 2-1 in the tournament. Currently Cuba is tied with Australia 1-1 in the Bottom of the 5th. Tomorrow, underdog Netherlands will take on Puerto Rico, and Venezuela will play the United States for the second time.

Just one other thing I will note today is that the Boston Red Sox signed multiple players to one-year deals today. One of those players is Jon Lester who was reported to have signed a five-year $30 million contract earlier this week. That is not so and Lester joins 18 others with a one year deal.

And Manny Ramirez will likely make his spring training debut on Thursday.

Check out the scores below.

Cactus League
Indians 4 v Angels 8
Cubs 8 v Mariners 1
Giants 6 v Rangers 4
D'Backs 3 v Dodgers 6
Athletics 7 v Rockies 14

Grapefruit League
Orioles 5 v Red Sox 1
Tigers 2 v Cardinals 5
Braves 7 v Astros 4
Mets 5 v Nationals 5
Blue Jays 4 v Rays 11
Reds 1 v Yankees 7
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