Posted March 09, 2013 on AP on Fox
Carlos Santana homered, Robinson Cano had three hits and the Dominican Republic beat Spain 6-3 on Saturday at the World Baseball Classic. The Dominican team improved to 2-0 in Group C and will advance to the second round in Miami if Puerto Rico beats Venezuela later Saturday. Santana and Nelson Cruz each drove in two runs for the Dominican Republic. Edwin Encarnacion scored twice. After 15 scoreless innings, Spain scored its first run of the tournament in the seventh and then added two in the ninth before Fernando Rodney picked up a save. Samuel Deduno pitched four scoreless innings and struck out five for the win. Alfredo Simon, Pedro Strop, Jose Veras and Rodney closed it out for the Dominican Republic. Spain (0-2) was beaten for the second time in a row after losing to Puerto Rico 3-0 on Friday night.
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