Venezuela 2, Puerto Rico 0
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(5-1)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Venezuela 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 8 0
Puerto Rico 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
WP: F. Hernandez (1-0) S: F. Rodriguez (1)
LP: I. Snell (0-1)
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  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Top 3rd: Venezuela
- C. Guillen singled to center, B. Abreu scored
Top 7th: Venezuela
- R. Hernandez homered to deep left center
 Venezuela
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
G. Blanco cf 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000
   H. Blanco ph-c 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000
M. Mora 3b 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250
B. Abreu rf 3 1 1 0 1 1 1 .333
M. Cabrera 1b 4 0 1 0 0 2 2 .250
C. Guillen dh 4 0 1 1 0 1 2 .250
M. Ordonez lf 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000
   E. Chavez lf-cf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
J. Lopez 2b 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000
   C. Izturis ss 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
R. Hernandez c 4 1 3 1 0 0 1 .750
   G. Parra pr-lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
M. Scutaro ss-2b 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 .333
 Totals 34 2 8 2 3 6 14  
 Batting
2B - M Cabrera (3, I Snell).
HR - R Hernandez (2, 7th inning off C Alvarado 0 on, 0 Out).
RBI - C Guillen (4), R Hernandez (5).
2-out RBI - C Guillen.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - M Ordonez 1, C Guillen 2, G Blanco 1.
GIDP - H Blanco.
Team LOB - 8.
 Base Running
SB - B Abreu (1, 2nd base off I Snell/Y Molina), G Parra (1, 2nd base off F Cabrera/Y Molina).
 Puerto Rico
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
J. Feliciano lf 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000
R. Vazquez 3b 4 0 1 0 0 3 1 .250
C. Beltran cf 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 1.000
C. Delgado 1b 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .000
A. Rios rf 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 .500
I. Rodriguez dh 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 .250
F. Lopez 2b 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 .000
Y. Molina c 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000
A. Cora ss 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 .000
 Totals 31 0 5 0 6 11 16  
 Batting
2B - C Beltran (1, F Hernandez).
3B - R Vazquez (1, F Hernandez).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - R Vazquez 1, F Lopez 1, C Delgado 1, A Cora 1, A Rios 1.
Team LOB - 10.
 Base Running
SB - C Beltran (2, 3rd base off F Hernandez/R Hernandez).
 
 Fielding
DP - 1 (A Cora-F Lopez-C Delgado).
 Venezuela
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
F. Hernandez (W, 1-0) 4.2 4 0 0 4 7 0 0.00
C. Vasquez 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
E. Gonzalez (H, 1) 2.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.00
R. Ramirez (H, 1) 0.2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0.00
F. Rodriguez (S, 1) 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
 Puerto Rico
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
I. Snell (L, 0-1) 4.0 5 1 1 2 5 0 2.25
C. Alvarado 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 NA
J.C. Romero 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
S. Rivera 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
F. Cabrera 0.1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0.00
P. Feliciano 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Pitches-strikes - F Hernandez 86-49; C Vasquez 5-5; En Gonzalez 23-14; R Ramirez 19-10; F Rodriguez 19-13; I Snell 72-49; C Alvarado 25-16; J Romero 12-5; S Rivera 8-6; F Cabrera 12-6; P Feliciano 4-2.
Ground balls-fly balls - F Hernandez 2-4; C Vasquez 0-0; En Gonzalez 3-2; R Ramirez 0-2; F Rodriguez 1-1; I Snell 2-5; C Alvarado 4-2; J Romero 1-1; S Rivera 2-1; F Cabrera 0-1; P Feliciano 2-0.
Batters faced - F Hernandez 21; C Vasquez 1; En Gonzalez 7; R Ramirez 4; F Rodriguez 4; I Snell 19; C Alvarado 8; J Romero 3; S Rivera 3; F Cabrera 3; P Feliciano 1.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Ed Rapuano. 1B--Masato Tomoyose. 2B--Mark Wegner. 3B--Hitoshi Watarida.
Time: 3:23. (Plus unknown delay totaling 7 minutes in the 7th).
Attendance: 25,599.
Weather: 76 degrees, clear.
Wind: 10 mph, left to right.

Updated on Tuesday, Mar 17, 2009 4:52 am ET

 
 Top Batters
 Venezuela
R. Hernandez Ramon Hernandez
3-4, 1 HR
1 RBI
 Puerto Rico
A. Rios Alex Rios
2-4
 WBC Box Scores
Mon Mar 16, 2009
Venezuela 2
Puerto Rico 0
Final

Cuba 7
Mexico 4
Final