Friday, November 4, 2011

Major Leaguers Win Opener in Taiwan

The World Series may be over, but baseball is not as a group of Major Leaguers are in action in Taiwan for a 5-game series against the Taiwanese National Team. The series kicked off on Tuesday night with the Major League Stars cruising to a rain-shortened 7-0 win. Curtis Granderson delivered the big blow as he crushed a hanging slider from Yao-Hsun Yang into the right field bleachers for a grand slam in the 3rd inning giving the Major Leaguers a 4-0 lead. An inning later Miami Marlins outfielder Emilio Bonifacio delivered a two-run single to make it 6-0 while Michael Morse delivered a double to the wall in left-center in the 5th to make it 7-0.
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That was more than enough run support for Baltimore Orioles pitcher Jeremy Guthrie who started and went 3 scoreless innings before giving way to the bullpen. Angels reliever Trevor Bell and Detroit's Phil Coke would each add a scoreless inning in relief before the game was called in the middle of the 6th due to rain. 23 year old Boston farmhand Che-Hsuan Lin led Taiwan with a pair of hits including a double that Bonifacio lost in the lights in a losing effort.

Here's a look at the Box Score for Game 1:

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