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Taiwan down Netherlands at WBC

TWO-FOR-TWO:The hosts made it two wins in two games in Taichung, while Cuba defeated Brazil 5-2 in their opening game Pool A game in Japan yesterday

By Paul Huang  /  Contributing reporter with AFP, FUKUOKA, Japan

Brazil’s fourth batter Daniel Matsumoto hit an infield single with the second and third bases occupied to pull one back, before Reinaldo Sato welcomed a runner from the third base by hitting a grounder to the short stop.

In the four-team round robin in Fukuoka, two-time defending champions Japan beat China 5-2 later in the day.

The hosts defeated Brazil 5-3 in their opener on Saturday.

Japan and Cuba — finalists in 2006 — have one win each and Brazil two defeats.

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