A big day for Willians Astudillo.
Twins: Willians Astudillo (Venezuela) was 3-for-5 with a double, scoring once and driving in two.
VENEZUELA 15, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 4 (VENEZUELA HOME TEAM)
Venezuela led 6-4 going to the bottom of the sixth, then scored four in the sixth and five in the eighth to put the game out of reach. Balbino Fuenmayor was 5-for-5 with two home runs, scoring three times and driving in five. Rene Reyes was 3-for-4 with a home run and a walk, scoring four times. Willians Astudillo was 3-for-5 with a double. Rafael Ortega was 3-for-6 with a home run. For the Dominican Republic, Christian Bethancourt was 3-for-4. Hector Gomez hit a two-run homer.
CUBA 5, MEXICO 4 (CUBA HOME TEAM)
Mexico scored three in the fourth to take a 4-2 lead, but Cuba got two in the seventh to tie it and one in the eighth to win. Both the tying and winning runs scored on sacrifice flies. Raul Gonzalez was 2-for-3 with a home run. Alain Sanchez pitched five innings of relief, giving up one run on four hits and striking out two.
Puerto Rico, 1-0
Dominican Republic, 0-1
CANBERRA 6, PERTH 3 IN PERTH
Canberra scored four in the third inning and led the rest of the way. Cameron Warner was 3-for-4 with a double. Robbie Perkins hit a home run.
The series is tied 1-1.
MELBOURNE AT BRISBANE
This best-of-three series has had two days of rainouts. It appears that, rather than make up the game, they will simply make it a one-game winner-take-all playoff.