Newspaper article China Post

Taiwan Lose to Puerto Rico, Bow out of Premier12

Newspaper article China Post

Taiwan Lose to Puerto Rico, Bow out of Premier12

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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Chinese Taipei were beaten by Puerto Rico in an opening round match of the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Premier12 in Taichung Sunday, bringing their record to two wins and three losses.

The loss and Cuba's 2-1 victory over Italy later the same day mean that Taiwan have been eliminated in the first round.

More than 20,000 people packed the stands at the Taichung Intercontinental Baseball Stadium, mostly to cheer for the host team. Many fans of the national team stayed behind long after the match, chanting "Go! Chinese Taipei!" to show their support.

Taiwan and Puerto Rico were tied 1-1 after finishing the regular nine innings.

The game then moved into an extra-inning tie-breaker format, in which base runners are placed on first and second base with no outs. …

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