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Vinnie Pestano will be joining his Tribe teammates in Goodyear, AZ a little earlier than he and Team USA had hoped. The US was eliminated from the World Baseball Classic at the hands of a 4-3 loss to Puerto Rico on Friday night.
With one on and two out, trailing 1-0 in the 6th, Pestano took the mound for Team USA replacing starter Ryan Vogelsong of the Giants. Pestano gave up a single to the Tribe’s Mike Aviles, walked Alex Rios, then walked in a run by giving Carlos Rivera a free pass.
With the bases loaded, two outs, and the US now trailing 2-0, Vestano gave up a two run double to Andy Gonzalez. That would be all for Pestano, who was yanked in favor of Jeremy Affeldt.
The US would rally to cut the lead to 4-3 but in the end Gonzalez’s bases loaded double off of Pestano would be the difference.
Mike Aviles and Puerto Rico will play the Dominican Republic on Saturday to determine seeding for the championship round as both teams have already advanced. Aviles is hitting .286 with 8 RBI in 6 games for Puerto Rico.
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