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Colon gets the call

Updated: March 16, 2006, 1:34 AM ET
By Enrique Rojas | ESPNdeportes.com

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Right-hander Bartolo Colon will start for the Dominican Republic against Cuba in the WBC semifinals on Saturday.

"Colon is our ace, and we'll trust his arm to get us to the final," said manager Manny Acta after knocking off Venezuela to secure a berth in the semis.

Colon, last year's American League Cy Young award winner, has been solid in the WBC, going 1-0 with a 1.13 ERA. He has allowed just seven hits in eight innings.

Colon beat Venezuelan lefty Johan ...

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