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Today's WBC Games (Thus Far)

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Dominican Republic 11, Venezuela 5

This was a hell of a lot of fun. The fans were outstanding, and finally made the whole thing seem worthwhile to me. The players were also hyped up so that was fun. Ortiz and Beltre hit a couple homers each, Ortiz's second was an absolute bomb. Tejada looked terrible at the plate against Santana and Carlos Zambrano, and nearly hurt himself in the field. The Dominicans are going to be tough for anyone to beat.

USA 2, Mexico 0

Pretty good game, probably closer than most people would expect. I thought Roddy Lopez looked good for Mexico, so that's something.

Korea (3-0) and Japan (2-1) advanced out of Pool A.

The O's lost to the Red Sox, 10-6. Jay Gibbons homered in the fourth inning off of Rudy Seanez and Corey Patterson went 2-for-3 with a double. Brandon Fahey went 3-for-3 with a double starting at shortstop.