Cuba routs China 12-0

Updated: March 4, 2013, 3:55 PM ET
Associated Press

FUKUOKA, Japan -- Jose Abreu hit a grand slam Monday to lead Cuba to a 12-0 rout over China in Group A of the World Baseball Classic.

Abreu drove in five runs, including the grand slam in the fifth inning, at Fukuoka Dome. The game was called under the tournament's mercy rule after the seventh inning.

Throughout the game, Cuba displayed the power that makes it one of the title contenders.

Alexei Bell hit a towering two-run homer to left to make it 4-0 in the fourth and Alfredo ...

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