There were only two World Baseball Classic games early on this Monday morning. Neither of them were particularly compelling matchups, with Cuba and South Korea figuring to far outstrip their opponents from China and Australia, respectively. Nonetheless, the games were important. Cuba could wrap up a second round berth for both themselves and Japan with a win, while South Korea needed a victory to keep their hopes of advancing past the first round for the third straight tournament alive.
We'll round up last night's action after the jump, and talk about what lies ahead in the final days of group play for Pools A and B.
Cuba 12, China 0 (7 innings)
The first mercy rule of the 2013 WBC! Honestly, I don't know that there's much meaningful to pull out of this game. Cuba crushed the ball, with six of their 15 hits going for extra bases. That includes a game-breaking grand slam and an RBI double by Jose Abreu, a two-run homer by Alexei Bell, a double and a t...