Twins: Willians Astudillo (Venezuela) was 0-for-4.
CUBA 6, VENEZUELA 4 (CUBA HOME TEAM)
Yurisbel Gracial's sacrifice fly in the fifth broke a 2-2 tie. Venezuela got the tying run to second with two out in the ninth. Gracial was 2-for-3 with three RBIs. Lazaro Blanco pitched six innings, giving up two runs on five hits and three walks and striking out five.
PUERTO RICO 7, MEXICO 4 (MEXICO HOME TEAM)
It was 4-4 through seven, but in the eighth David Vidal hit a two-run double and later scored on a wild pitch. Anthony Garcia was 3-for-5.
Puerto Rico, 1-0
Dominican Republic, 0-0
PERTH 6, CANBERRA 3 IN PERTH
Perth scored four in the second and led all the way. Tim Kennelly was 2-for-4 with a double and a home run. For Canberra, Jay Baum was 2-for-4 with a double and a home run.
Perth leads the series 1-0.
MELBOURNE AT BRISBANE