Taiwan beats Netherlands 8-3
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Dai-Kang Yang batted in three runs, including two on a home run, to help pace host Taiwan to an 8-3 victory over Netherlands in a Group B World Baseball Classic game in Taichung, Taiwan on Sunday.
Taiwan improved its record in the group to 2-0, putting it in a strong position to advance to the next round in Tokyo.
Yang's two-run homer came during a three-run sixth inning, breaking the game open after Taiwan scored four in the fourth.
Dashenko Ricardo had two RBIs for the Dutch. They went ahead 3-0 in the second after Taiwanese pitchers issued four consecutive passes -- three walks and a hit batter.
On Monday, Korea plays Australia. It's a must-win for the favorite Koreans, who fell 5-0 to Netherlands on Saturday.
Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press
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