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WBC GameThread No. 25: Cuba vs. Japan

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A Round 1 rematch sees Japan ready to punch its championship round ticket while Cuba looks to keep its tournament hopes alive.

Cuba (2-2) at Japan (4-0), March 13, 2017, 5:00 AM CT

TV: MLB Network

Radio: MLB TV

Online: MLB TV

Pitching Matchup: RHP Vladimir Baños (1-0, 0.00 ERA, 0.20 WHIP, 5.0 IP) vs. RHP Tomoyuki Sugano (0-0, 2.08 ERA, 0.92 WHIP, 4.1 IP)

Starting Lineups

Cuba Postion Japan Postion
Cuba Postion Japan Postion
Roel Santos CF Tetsuto Yamada DH
Alexander Ayala SS Ryosuke Kikuchi 2B
Frederich Cepeda DH Norichika Aoki RF
Alfredo Despaigne LF Yoshitomo Tsutsugo LF
Yurisbel Gracial 2B Sho Nakata 1B
William Saavedra 1B Hayato Sakamoto SS
Yosvani Alarcón C Nobuhiro Matsuda 3B
Jefferson Delgado 3B Shogo Akiyama CF
Víctor Mesa Jr. RF Seiji Kobayashi C
Vladimir Baños RHP Tomoyuki Sugano RHP