Mexico shut out Taiwan’s anemic offense in opener

Taipei Times
Date: Nov 12, 2019
By: Staff writer, with CNA

Taiwan were shut out 2-0 by Mexico in the opening game of the Premier 12 Super Round in Japan

Taiwan’s Chen Kuan-yu pitches against Mexico in their Premier12 Super Round game at Zozo Marine Stadium in Chiba, Japan, yesterday.
Photo: AFP

yesterday, dealing a severe blow to their hopes of securing a berth at the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Both teams managed only three hits in a game dominated by pitching, but Mexico made more of what little offense they produced in the game played at Zozo Marine Stadium in Chiba.

Ali Solis broke a scoreless tie in the bottom of the fifth with a two-out solo homer to left off Taiwan starter Chiang Shao-ching.

Mexico widened the lead to 2-0 an inning later on hits by the first two batters in the inning and an RBI sacrifice fly by Esteben Quiroz off Chiang.

In Mexico’s six other at-bats, only one batter reached base — Noah Perio in the fourth on a walk — but their two runs held up for the victory against Taiwan’s anemic offense, which has scored only one run in their past 18 innings of Premier12 play.    [FULL  STORY]

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