The Dominican Republic baseball team defeated the Atlanta Braves 9-0, in the first warm-up game corresponding to training sessions prior to the world baseball classic.
Robinson Canó went 1-3, with a three-run home run and scored another to lead the tricolor victory while Nelson Cruz, went to the street pinch-hitting.
Cristian Javier pitched in two and two-thirds innings, with a strikeout. While Roansy Contreras worked in three innings with four strikeouts.
Teoscar Hernández and Julio Rodríguez drove in 1 run each.
Jeremy Celedonio, a player on loan from the Braves in the game, hit a two-run homer to make it 8-0.
Ketel Marte and Jean Segura connected for 3-3, also playing as substitutes.
Tomorrow, the Dominican team will face the Minnesota Twins, a game scheduled at 2:05 in the afternoon.
That game will be the last warm-up match, prior to the opening day in which Sandy Alcántara will face Venezuela.