Venezuela 10, USA 6
Preview - Box Score

(4-3)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
USA 0 1 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 6 12 3
Venezuela 0 6 0 1 0 3 0 0 X 10 15 1
WP: A. Galarraga (1-0)
LP: J. Guthrie (0-1)
(6-1)
  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Top 2nd: USA
- C. Granderson singled to first, C. Iannetta out at home, S. Victorino scored, C. Iannetta to third
Bot 2nd: Venezuela
- G. Parra reached on fielder's choice, C. Guillen scored, M. Ordonez to second on A. Dunn's throwing error
- H. Blanco doubled to deep left, M. Ordonez and G. Parra scored
- C. Izturis singled to right, H. Blanco scored, C. Izturis to second advancing on throw
- J. Lopez doubled to deep left, C. Izturis scored
- M. Cabrera doubled to deep left, J. Lopez scored
Top 3rd: USA
- M. DeRosa singled to pitcher, B. Roberts scored, D. Wright to third, A. Dunn to second
Top 4th: USA
- D. Jeter reached on fielder's choice, C. Iannetta scored, C. Granderson to third on C. Guillen's throwing error
Bot 4th: Venezuela
- M. Cabrera singled to left, C. Izturis scored
Top 5th: USA
- M. DeRosa homered to deep left, A. Dunn scored
Top 6th: USA
- D. Wright grounded out to third, B. Roberts scored
Bot 6th: Venezuela
- M. Ramirez homered to deep left, M. Cabrera and G. Parra scored
 USA
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
B. Roberts 2b 4 2 2 0 1 1 3 .500
D. Jeter dh 5 0 2 0 0 0 1 .400
J. Rollins ss 5 0 1 0 0 2 4 .200
D. Wright 3b 4 0 0 1 1 1 6 .000
A. Dunn 1b 3 1 0 0 2 2 1 .000
M. DeRosa lf 5 1 3 3 0 0 0 .600
S. Victorino rf 4 1 0 0 1 0 4 .000
C. Iannetta c 5 1 2 0 0 1 1 .400
C. Granderson cf 3 0 2 1 1 0 0 .667
 Totals 38 6 12 5 6 7 20  
 Batting
2B - B Roberts (2, A Galarraga); D Jeter (2, C Vasquez).
HR - M Derosa (1, 5th inning off R Ramirez 1 on, 0 Out).
RBI - C Granderson (2), M DeRosa 3 (7), D Wright (4).
2-out RBI - C Granderson, M DeRosa.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - A Dunn 1, S Victorino 2, D Wright 4.
GIDP - D Jeter.
Team LOB - 11.
 Base Running
SB - C Iannetta (1, 2nd base off A Galarraga/H Blanco).
 
 Fielding
E - A Dunn 2 (2, ground ball, throw); J Rollins (1, ground ball).
 Venezuela
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
E. Chavez cf-lf 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000
C. Izturis ss 4 2 2 1 1 0 0 .500
J. Lopez 2b 4 1 2 1 0 0 3 .500
   L. Maza ph-2b 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
M. Cabrera dh 5 1 3 2 0 0 2 .600
C. Guillen 3b 5 1 2 0 0 0 2 .400
M. Ordonez lf 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 .500
   G. Blanco cf 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
G. Parra rf 4 2 1 0 1 2 4 .250
M. Ramirez 1b 5 1 2 3 0 2 4 .400
H. Blanco c 4 1 1 2 0 1 2 .250
 Totals 42 10 15 9 2 5 21  
 Batting
2B - H Blanco (2, J Guthrie); J Lopez (6, J Guthrie); M Cabrera (4, J Guthrie).
HR - M Ramirez (1, 6th inning off L Hawkins 2 on, 2 Out).
RBI - H Blanco 2 (3), C Izturis (1), J Lopez (4), M Cabrera 2 (4), M Ramirez 3 (3).
2-out RBI - C Izturis, J Lopez, M Cabrera 2, M Ramirez 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - H Blanco 1, C Guillen 1, J Lopez 1, G Parra 2.
Team LOB - 10.
 Base Running
SB - C Izturis (2, 2nd base off J Grabow/C Iannetta), H Blanco (1, 2nd base off B Ziegler/C Iannetta).
 
 Fielding
E - C Guillen (1, throw).
DP - 1 (J Lopez-C Izturis-M Ramirez).
 USA
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
J. Guthrie (L, 0-1) 1.2 7 6 2 0 0 0 10.80
J.P. Howell 1.1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0.00
J. Grabow 1.0 4 1 1 0 1 0 9.00
B. Ziegler 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0.00
L. Hawkins 1.0 3 3 3 0 0 1 27.00
H. Bell 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
J. Hanrahan 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
 Venezuela
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
A. Galarraga (W, 1-0) 3.1 8 3 2 3 2 0 5.40
R. Ramirez 1.2 1 2 2 1 1 1 10.80
C. Vasquez (H, 1) 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 9.00
V. Moreno 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
O. Moreno 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0.00
F. Rodriguez 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.00
BALK - J Howell.
Pitches-strikes - J Guthrie 52-31; J Howell 22-13; J Grabow 29-19; B Ziegler 16-9; L Hawkins 21-13; H Bell 23-14; J Hanrahan 16-10; A Galarraga 79-46; R Ramirez 29-19; C Vasquez 24-16; V Moreno 7-6; O Moreno 20-13; F Rodriguez 21-9.
Ground balls-fly balls - J Guthrie 2-4; J Howell 0-2; J Grabow 0-2; B Ziegler 1-2; L Hawkins 0-3; H Bell 0-3; J Hanrahan 0-1; A Galarraga 5-2; R Ramirez 2-3; C Vasquez 2-0; V Moreno 1-1; O Moreno 1-1; F Rodriguez 2-0.
Batters faced - J Guthrie 13; J Howell 5; J Grabow 7; B Ziegler 5; L Hawkins 6; H Bell 4; J Hanrahan 4; A Galarraga 19; R Ramirez 8; C Vasquez 5; V Moreno 3; O Moreno 5; F Rodriguez 4.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Bruce Dreckman. 1B--Hitoshi Watarida. 2B--Mark Wegner. 3B--Luis Ramirez.
Time: 3:32. (Plus rain delay totaling 80 minutes in the 1st).
Attendance: 16,575.
Weather: 71 degrees, drizzle.
Wind: 17 mph, left to right.
Game Notes
THE START OF THE GAME IS BEING DELAYED DUE TO RAIN.

Updated on Thursday, Mar 19, 2009 4:13 am ET

 
 Top Batters
 USA
M. DeRosa Mark DeRosa
3-5, 1 HR
3 RBI
 Venezuela
M. Ramirez Max Ramirez
2-5, 1 HR
3 RBI
 WBC Box Scores
Wed Mar 18, 2009
USA 6
Venezuela 10
Final

Japan 5
Cuba 0
Final