The Chinatrust Brothers beat Cuba 3-1

In Taichung last night, Cuba’s bullpen showed some weakness as the Chinatrust Brothers scored three late runs on three hits and two walks to prevail 3-1.

In the top half of the ninth inning, Tseng Tzu-hsien delivered the key hit to knock in two runs, while Wu Tung-jung got an RBI-single to add an insurance run.

Cuba had a chance to win it, getting two men on with only one out in the bottom of the ninth frame, but Brothers closer Lin Yu-ching got two pinch-hitters to fly out, ending the game.

The Cuban closer, LHP Liván Moinelo was charged with the loss, while Lin Yu-ching was the winner. 

Cuba on Wednesday were to play a team of potential representatives for Taiwan at the Universiade this year, but that match was canceled due to rain.

Cuba's Lineup:

1b. Roel Santos (CF)

2b. Alexander Ayala (SS)

3b. Yosvay Alarcon (DH)

4b. William Saavedra (1B)

5b. Yurisbel Gracil (3B)

6b. Carlos Benítez (2B)

7b. Frank C. Morejón (C)

8b. Yoelkis Cespedes (RF)

9b. Víctor V. Mesa (LF)