OFFICIAL VOICE OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF CUBA CENTRAL COMMITTEE
Photo: Desconocido

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Bottom of the ninth: Tampa’s Colomé on the mound. José Adolis García strikes out. HOMERUN by Rudy Reyes!!!!! Juan Torriente hits a double, followed by Yoandris Urgelles, out at first. Guillermo Aviles strikes out.    Tampa 4   Cuba 1

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Ninth inning: Vladimir Baños pitching for Cuba. Juan A. Torriente on second base. Tampa’s Steve Pearce out at first. Yenier Cano replaces Baños. No score

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Bottom of the eight: Xavier Cedeño pitching for Tampa. Roel Santos, Yorbis Borroto (for Manduley) and Alarcón strike out.

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Eighth inning: Freddy Asiel Alvárez pitching for Cuba. Inning ends with one runner on base, no score.

Bottom of the seventh. New pitcher for Tampa: Ryan Webb. Paumier out at first. Souza makes great play to deliver another out. No score

Seventh inning. Alexander Malleta joins game on first base and Rudy Reyes at third. Dany Betancourt pitching for Cuba walks Mikie Mahtook. Victor Mesa sends Miguel Lahera to the mound. Tampa’s Curt Casali scores. Lahera replaced. Double play ends inning with the bases loaded…. Tampa-4 Cuba-0

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Bottom of the sixth: Yosvany Alarcón: on base. Alexander Mayeta bats for William Saavedra: out at first. José A. García: on base. Rudy Reyes bats for Gracial, forces García out. No score

Sixth inning: Tampa’s Lucas Morrison bats for Dickerson, out with great catch by Denis Laza in far left field. Logan Forsythe strikes out and Brandon Guyer, out with a hit to left field. No score

Bottom of the fifth: Matt Moore still on the mound for Tampa. Three quick outs for Denis Laza, Roel Santos and Yordan Manduley.   Tampa-3 Cuba-0

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Fifth inning: Osvaldo Vázquez, new catcher for Cuba. No score for Tampa.

Bottom of the fourth: José Adolis García on base. Gracial strikes out. Pitcher Matt Moore drops Yunior Paumier’s hit, but recovers the ball in time to make the out at first. Samón bats for Frank Camilo, out at first base. No score

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Fourth inning, Tampa’s Forsythe first up and out. Kiermaier out with a pop-fly caught by Gracial. Homerun by James Loney with one man on base. Jonder Martínez replaces Moinelo on the mound for Cuba. Rivera strikes out.   Tampa-3 Cuba-0

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Roel Santos first up and out for Cuba in third inning, facing Matt Moore on the mound. Tampa Bay making some substitutions. Varona waves to the crowd as he leaves the field. Yordan Manduley on base; Yosvany Alarcón strikes out, Saavedra’s hit forces Manduley out at second.

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Presidents Raúl Castro and Barack Obama leave the stadium.

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Third inning:Tampa up. After first walk, Victor Mesa to the mound to replace Torres with Livan Moinelo. No score.

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First up for Cuba in second inning is Yurisbel Gracial from Matanzas, out with a ground ball to centerfield. Junior Paumier gets a walk, Frank Camilo Morejón, and Denis Laza out. No score.

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Top of the second inning, with Torres pitching for Cuba, ends with Tampa scoring one run.

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Roel Santos, first bat for Cuba, out with a pop-fly, followed by Yordan Manduley from Holgiun who makes the team’s first hit. Yosvany Alarcón delivers a line drive to right field. Leaving two on base, Saavedra and José Adolis García out on their way to first.

Tampa opens with Dayron Varona, three outs and the inning is over quickly with Evan Longoria striking out.!

Line-ups

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Tampa Bay Rays

1. Dayron Varona (right field); 2. Brad Miller (shortstop); 3. Evan Longoria (3b); 4. Corey Dickerson (outfield); 5. Logan Forsythe (2b); 6. Kevin Kiermaier (center field); 7. Desmond Jennings (right field); 8. James Loney (1b); 9. René Rivera (catcher).

Starting pitcher: Matt Moore (left-hander).

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Cuba

1. Roel Santos (center field); 2. Yordan Manduley (shortstop); 3. Yosvany Alarcón (outfield); 4. William Saavedra (1b); 5. José Adolis García (right field); 6. Yurisbel Gracial (3b); 7. Yunior Paumier (2b); 8. Frank Camilo Morejón (catcher); 9. Denis Laza (lf).

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13:55.- The two teams greet those gathered in Havana.

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13:51.- A minute of silence is held for the victims of attacks in Brussels today.

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13:50.-Raúl and Obama have taken their seats at the stadium.

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13:45.- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrives at the Latinoamericano stadium for the game between Cuba and the Tampa Bay Rays.