Pfirst day of the Americas Pre-Olympic baseball tournament that takes place in West Palm Beach, in which The United States achieved the most resounding victory, while Dominican Republic beat Puerto Rico in the ‘Clásico’.
Todd frazier hit a sacrifice fly in a two-run first inning, the Cardinals prospect Matthew Liberatore admitted a career in five episodes Y The United States defeated Nicaragua 7-1 on Monday in the first game of his second chance to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Liberatore, a 21-year-old left-hander chosen by Tampa Bay at 18th in the 2018 draft, who is 0-3 this year with Memphis at Triple-A, won after conceding five hits, with four strikeouts and one pass on balls.
Brandon Dickson, who failed to hold the lead in the ninth inning against Mexico when the United States was three outs away from securing their ticket to Tokyo 2020 in the Premier12 tournament in November 2019, got six outs.
The defeat went to Carlos Teller’s record after allowing seven hits and three runs in three 1/3 innings. The United States finished with 14 hits.
In another Group A game, Dominican Republic, with José Bautista and Melky Cabrera in the starting lineup, beat Puerto Rico 5-2. Luis Liberato hit a tie-breaking home run and Emilio Bonifacio hit the single that put his team ahead in a sixth inning with two hits at the plate.
The United States will meet the Dominican Republic in West Palm Beach on Tuesday and close the first round of the tournament against Puerto Rico a day later.
In the first Group B games in West Palm Beach, Venezuela defeated Cuba 6-5 with homers by Robinson Chirinos of the Yankees; Hernán Pérez, from the Brewers, and Carlos Pérez, from the Atléticos. What’s more, Canada blanked Colombia 7-0.